Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cruising Around Boreas

High up on Boreas Pass Rd - a fresh 2-4 inches of snow all
to ourselves to lay fresh tracks!
We had a great skijor day today.

We climbed from the Indiana Creek trailhead to Boreas Pass Rd in record time. "No reason to head down yet," we all said as we crested onto Boreas Pass Rd. So, we trucked up Boreas for another 1-2 miles to enjoy the fresh snow. After taking a quick break, we then jogged & sprinted all the way back down Boreas Pass Rd. There was a fresh 2-4 inches of snow on the trail for our first 6 to 7 miles. The last 2-3 miles still had the 2-4 inches of new snow, but it had been heavily tracked by other skiers and snowshoers.

Sometimes the best way to summarize a skijor outing is "perfect Siberian Huskies in motion" - everyone was in a real cruising groove today and we flew up, down and around Boreas with barely a single pause (just one mid-point break to rest the human, not the huskies). Siberians in motion tend to stay in motion! :-)

A nice clip of the Siberian sprint as we are nearing the end of our 9.6 mile outing.
According to the GPS, we hit a top speed of 18 MPH somewhere in this clip! Woo - Fun!
[watch on youtube if no video shows below]

A few more fun shots from the day...
Laying tracks in a fresh 2 inches near the Indiana Creek trailhead.
Breaking away from Indiana Creek and about to start the steep ascent
up and onto Boreas Pass Rd.
Stats for today's outing: 9.6 miles, 1250 feet of elevation climbed, top speed of 18 MPH.

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