Monday, February 11, 2013

500 and Counting

Today we passed 500 miles skijoring for our 2012/2013 season!
500 and counting...

While most of the trail had us laying fresh tracks in 2-5 inches of snow, we did encounter
this "deep snow/trail breaking fun" high up on Boreas Pass!
I love the "snow holes" behind each Husky as they bounce in & out of the deep snow
to break trail.

We have been in a pattern the last week or so of snowing a few inches every day. Never a "big dump" of snow, just a daily new cover on the trails for us to get out early and lay fresh tracks in the snow. We got out early on Boreas Pass Rd today and had this same daily pattern: 2-5 inches of fresh snow for us to cruise over and lay fresh tracks. But, to our pleasure, when we got far up Boreas we were treated to some deep wind-blown drifts to power through (as pictured above). What an exhilarating treat!

Nice, untouched trail in front of us as we lay fresh tracks up Boreas Pass Rd.
Approaching Bakers Tank (almost 1/2 way up Boreas). The trail is more discernable along
this stretch, but we are still first tracks in the fresh snow.
So much fun to be first tracks on the trails! Woo!
Some more of the deep drifts we found up high. Siberian Power busting through :-)
The deep snow up high slowed us down a bit from our normal mileage on Boreas Pass; but no complaints here, it is so fun to bust through some deep snow! 8.8 miles, 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

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