The conditions, for mid-November, could not have been better. After about 30 minutes we had "out skied" all the existing tracks, meaning we were the "fresh track trailblazers" in a mecca of 4-8 inches of untouched fluffy powder.
|A look back at our fresh tracks!|
|A look ahead at our fresh/untouched powder!|
|Here we go: Siberian Husky Heaven|
|Taking a break at the Boreas Pass Summit.|
Frolicking in the snow (apparently I was the only one tired after 6 miles of nonstop up!)
The Trip: 6 miles up (Boreas Winter Trailhead to Section House at the Boreas Summit) and then 6 miles down.
The Duration: 3 hours total - 2.5 hours moving, 1/2 hour stop time (giving the human a rest at the Summit and posing for a group photo with some snowshoe tourists we encountered on the way down). A 4.8 MPH moving average - pretty good for our first 3 hour outing of the season.
Top Speed: 15 MPH. On the way down we were passed by 3 snowmobilers. Zorro's "Husky Rule #1" is "NONE shall pass." He and a perfectly willing Max broke into a dead sprint to keep up with the snowmobiles - we hit 15 MPH in 3-4 inches of powder while in chase.
And, there's fresh powder again this morning - if only the human was not still recovering from yesterday's 3 hour exercise adventure...