|Hitting 20 MPH on a nice straight away along Keystone Gulch Rd.|
Do not be fooled - most of the outing was not on terrain this nice!
|Yikes! Here is what we found near the trailhead (at elevations near 9300 feet).|
Good thing I brought my "rock skis" with for the outing! You can see my skis hugging
the tiny little shoulder of snow as we carefully navigate our way up.
|But, we kept going and the conditions kept improving. Here we are on a nice & fast packed|
uphill stretch of trail.
|"Are we at sea level? Man, we've never been sooo hot! Must roll dual snow angels to cool|
off!" express both Max & Zorro at our midpoint of the outing before heading back down.
|On the way back down - once again hugging the shoulder for some amount of skiable terrain...|