Perfect Day, Perfect Powder - Rare Footage of Zorro leading as we break trail in 18 inches of snow!
As usual, we started the "single file" configuration with Max and his long legs in front to break trail. But, you cannot ask Max to do everything... So, as the photos show above, once Max got a little winded, Zorro took his turn to pull to the front and break trail with his short (but powerful) legs and chest. It's so fun to watch Max slide in behind Zorro until he catches his breath and then he nudges Zorro out of the way and resumes the trail breaking position with his long legs. Zorro tries soooo hard when he is in front and you can see him giving it all he has; but, we noticeably slow down when we have the short legs instead of the long legs out front.
Vital Stats: 6.7 miles (with about 2.5 miles breaking trail in 12-18 inches); 82m total time; 70m skijoring time; 20 MPH top speed; 850 feet of elevation climbed.
Nice video of our finish at the Indiana Creek trailhead. As you can
see, the trail was quite "used" near the trailhead; but we were able
to out-ski the standard cross country trail and get into some deep
powder to ourselves higher up.
|A look back at our trail breaking fresh tracks. So fun to get into the deep|
powder all by ourselves!