Monday, January 7, 2013

Perfect Day

A perfect day skijoring on fast packed trails on and between Baldy Mountain and Boreas Mountain!

"Did you say 'wait, hotdog break' - I'm available!" says happy little Zorro as I did call out to
stop at our midpoint to get some hotdog rewards before starting back down.
It was a very peaceful and quiet Monday morning on the trails - just Max, Zorro & I for most of the day gracefully gliding along the packed trails. We traversed a bit under 10 miles (9.6) and climbed 1050 feet in elevation before heading down. Even the wildlife was quiet as we usually encounter at least one squirrel or snowshoe hare on the little used trail connecting Baldy to Boreas; but not a peek from any such tasty morsels all day. A perfect day to get in a groove and cruise!

Here's a fun video of our finish approaching the Boreas Pass trailhead. We never noticed how "low quality" Nancy's iPhone video cam really is until we had the high-end GoPro this year! Oh well, it is still fun to get an oncoming video (even if low quality) now & then instead of the from-behind GoPro clips...
Nice galloping approach to the Boreas Pass trailhead. Happy huskies cruising to
the end of their 10 mile run!

A few more nice shots from the day:
Cruising along a somewhat narrow trail (barely wide enough for 2 huskies side-by-side).
Notice my left ski out of the packed track. When we get on narrow (and fast) trails, I ride with
one ski in and one ski out - most of my weight is on the "in ski" as Max & Zorro tow me along.
The "out ski" is there for safety - should "something happen", I can quickly switch weight to the
"out ski" and attempt to somewhat slow down the Siberian Machine :-)
A fun section of narrow trail through an aspen grove with high cliffs on each side - wheee...
A peaceful 9.6 miles, 1050 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

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