|One of the lesser known trails we use to loop up, down and around Baldy Mountain.|
Just the 3 of us laying fresh tracks in a trace & up to 2 inches of new snow. Woo
Just as we expected, it was a slick & difficult path back down. Constant snowplowing to keep our skijoring vehicle under control on ice. Frequent stops to rest the human's burning legs from pushing so hard to keep under control. Phew, that last mile was tough and slow...
All in, we had a fun & fast first 6 miles flying around Baldy on lesser used trails and we had a very slow final mile coming down steep terrain on sheer ice. 6 out of 7 isn't bad - woos from all :-)
|Taking a quick break near the True Romance Mine. Max looking for the "source"|
of all those fox tracks to his immediate left and down to his right.
|Same as above... But, the sun just broke through the clouds and Zorro is now|
in the "where is the fox" observation point...
|Another shot of us cruising up & along the trails.|
|A glimpse of the untouched 2 inches of snow waiting for us on the trail. Our path|
from here is fresh tracks forward and then right at the big tree shadow and up & into
the forest. Wheeee!
Vital Stats: 7 miles; 100m total time; 85 skijoring time (15m for one break and rests for the human on the difficult downhill mile of ice); 14 MPH top speed; a fun 1200 feet of elevation climbed. Given the conditions, we never had a path to "open up the throttle" and hit some really fast speeds.