Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bluebird Day

Pay attention to the sky in all the shots from today.
Not a cloud anywhere - a beautiful bluebird day!
Returning from far back in Indiana Creek. The trail you see is the trail we broke on the way out.
Pretty snow covered Baldy Mountain forward and to the right.
While these serene bluebird photos certainly look inviting, it was a chilly 2 degrees at the trailhead! We got a fresh cover of new snow yesterday & overnight and the cold morning was certainly keeping people indoors later than usual. So, we were able enjoy laying fresh tracks in the lower (popular) trails of Indiana Creek and then found ourselves breaking trail far back in Indiana Creek (further than the typical skier makes it).

One of the enjoyable parts of this route is the "trail through the trees" that we get to enjoy. The middle section of the route goes through a thick forest and we find ourselves bouncing & trotting along somewhat narrow and lesser used terrain. A short clip of the trot through the trees:

Cruising through the woods: Max & Zorro working good together propel the human along.
This trail is not heavily used (e.g., not wide packed), so you can see the two of them bouncing
along as they work to keep themselves on the most solid part of the trail without slowing down!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A few more bluebird shots:
A narrow, but "2 Sibe Wide" track with a few inches of fresh snow.
Stunning blue sky & pretty snow covered trees.
At our "far point" before turning around to head back. Happy Huskies standing in the snow
trough they carved.
Overall, a quick day touring Indiana Creek: 7.1 miles, 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.


  1. Such a beautiful area! And more skijoring-friendly dogs than mine LOL!

    1. Ha - yes Siberians are probably the most "skijor friendly" and "skijor loving" of any breed. The only command I had to teach was "stop" ;-)