Monday, March 18, 2013

Mid-March Treat

We got a beautiful "Mid-March Snow Treat" last night and into today!

I just love this shot - breaking trail as their tails almost look like
"holding hands". Siberian fun at its best!
It was snowing on & off Sunday afternoon with somewhat warm temperatures, so the snow was coming down a bit sticky. But, overnight was a snow gem! The temperatures cooled into the teens, the snow kept falling and we awoke to wonderful "mid-winter powder" in the middle of March - and it was still snowing. Woo, to the trails for Max, Zorro & I to enjoy this snow treat!

(1) We were first on the trails - laying fresh tracks almost the entire day (all except the last mile)!
Laying fresh tracks in 2-4 inches at the lower elevations.
(2) Far into the backcountry and it got nice and deep!
Breaking trail in 10+ inches when we were far off the beaten path.
(3) Fresh snow all day!
Breaking trail as we connect onto Boreas Pass Rd. To our surprise and pleasure, there
were no tracks on popular Boreas and we were laying fresh tracks on this route
all day too!
(4) Everyone was quite happy with the day's snow treat!
"Conditions have been great! Just when we thought Spring was coming, we got this
incredible snow treat!" say happy Max & Zorro at our high point of the day.
(5) It was all smiles, all day.

Happy Huskies cruising to the finish at the Boreas winter trailhead - whee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A fun route being "first tracks" almost the entire day as we connected Baldy Mountain to Boreas Mountain: 8.4 miles, 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

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