We had a fun 10 mile outing on Baldy and Boreas Mountains today. Mostly packed powder with a few sections of "fresh tracks" in 2-4 inches of powder. A nice fast track for the Siberians. We started at the Baldy Mountain Rd winter trailhead and then: (1) skijored up & across Baldy to connect with Boreas Mountain; (2) skijored up to the high point of Bakers Tank trail (on Boreas) and then down to Bakers Tank; (3) then skijored up Boreas Pass Rd - as we were nearing treeline I could hear and feel the wind increasing. Not wanting to be wind battered above treeline, I stopped just before we crested out of the cover of trees and took a quick break in the deep snow off the packed trail. (4) Then skijored all the way back down Boreas Pass Rd to the Boreas winter trailhead. All around, a very peaceful and beautiful day.
Vital Stats: 9.8 miles; 112m total time; 98m skijoring time; 21 MPH top speed; 1000 feet of elevation gain.
|Taking a quick break in the deep snow off the side of the trail. Nice way|
to cool the Siberian jets before starting back down.
|Max & Zorro saying, "Hey, this deep snow needs some Siberian exploration|
|Done! Deep snow explored and exposed!|