|All smiles as we sprint to our "finish point" today.|
(1) We started early at the Boreas winter trailhead and had a peaceful climb to Bakers Tank on the wide Boreas trail.
(2) We then cut hard & high into the backcountry at Bakers Tank. We stayed on tight trails either undocumented or rated "expert" - weaving in/out of trees (and up/down terrain) from Bakers Tank, all the way across Baldy Mountain and eventually to Sally Barber Mine. In all, a 5 mile trek through highly technical terrain - wooo a workout for all!
(3) We then sprinted down from Sally Barber Mine to the Sally Barber/Barney Ford trailhead. This short section reinforced our route decision for the day - we encountered and navigated around over 25 other cross country skiers/snowshoers on the way down this short trail - what a zoo, happy we spent most of our day far off the beaten path!
Vital Stats: 9.2 miles; 120m total time; 105m skijoring time; 21 MPH top speed; 1100 feet of elevation gain. A technically difficult, yet very peaceful outing for the first 8ish miles and then a zoo the last 1.4 mile...
Nice video of our final approach to the Sally Barber/Barney Ford
|Max doing his "snow angel" to cool off when we took a quick break at Sally|
Barber Mine (too bad my shadow is hiding his head).
|Zorro sampling the "snow cones", Max sniffing for treasures...|
|Sally Barber Mine with beautiful, clear blue skies in the background.|