|"Yep, 1 degree + snow + wind and I am rolling a snow angel. A perfect Siberian Hot Tub|
on the trails today!" demonstrates goofy Max.
No people means no tracks, so it was the 3 of us laying "fresh tracks" on the trails all day. We progressed through 3 types of terrain: (1) light new snow on wide trails near the trailhead; to (2) 1-3 inches on narrow "single track" trails as we made it a bit further; and finally (3) breaking trail in 5-10 inches once we out-skied all the existing tracks. A visual summary of the progression below:
|Near the Indiana Creek trailhead - laying fresh tracks along a wide packed trail.|
|The terrain quickly progressed to a narrow single track after the first mile or so.|
We were on single track trails for about 1/2 to 2/3 of the outing - a lot of fun
to skijor in this configuration, but it does slow us down a bit.
|Still in a single track and Zorro's turn to run in lead - whee.|
|Existing tracks all gone - it is just Max & Zorro blazing trail now...|