|Cruising back down Boreas Pass Rd. Max|
doing his usual "hamming for the camera".
Our last 3 outings have been quite intense (either in distance or breaking trail in extremely deep snow). So, today was an intentional "short sprint day". It is nice to mix a little run in now and then...
It was a beautiful & brisk morning - partly cloudy with occasional sun and a Siberian ideal 2 degrees at the trailhead. We were the first tracks on Boreas Pass Road with 2-4 inches of fresh powder all to ourselves. A wonderful day to jog about 7 miles while laying fresh tracks in the 2-4 inches of new snow!
When we got back to the trailhead, Max had no interest in a drink of water. "Geez, we only went 7 miles without having to break trail... And, it never got above 10 degrees - who needs a drink?!?!" declared Max. Zorro, on the other hand, was doing his usual chugging of snow cones at the trailhead - at least he worked up a little thirst ;-)
Vital Stats: 6.8 miles; 83m total time; 73m skijoring time; 18 MPH top speed; 650 feet of elevation gain. A nice little trot on Boreas Pass today... A video of our final approach back to the Boreas trailhead below:
|Max, head covered in snow, just finished rolling a snow angel. I was too slow|
with the camera to catch the action before he popped back up.
|Rabbit Tracks!!! Other than the occasional snowshoe hare tracks, we had Boreas|
Pass to ourselves today and were laying fresh tracks in 2-4 inches of snow.
|A look back at our fresh tracks coming up Boreas.|