Friday, March 2, 2012

Fresh Tracks to 500 Miles

Cruising back down Boreas Pass Rd. Max
doing his usual "hamming for the camera".
We passed 500 miles for our 2011/2012 skijoring season today!

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:

video

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.

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