Friday, January 13, 2012

Zorro Caught in the Act.

As we fly by, Zorro must be whispering in Max's ear, "Hey bro, lets go faster!" He wouldn't be nibbling at Max - no, not Zorro ;-)

I've mentioned Zorro and his "Planet Z" moments in past posts. Today we caught him on video. Forever immortalized in video, Zorro from Planet Z can no longer give you those deep brown eyes and say, "Who me? What are you talking about? I didn't do anything!"

The image to the left is a frame from the video below of our fast approach to the Boreas Pass winter trailhead today. Zorro just gets sooooo excited having skijoring fun that he needs to give Max "affectionate" nibbles to show his appreciation. He sure is fun & cute; but what a pest ;-)

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
and exposure!
Done! Deep snow explored and exposed!

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