8 degrees at the trailhead when we started, colder as we went higher, 14 degrees when we finished and a brisk breeze to drive the windchill below zero. The Siberians' view on the supposed cold front was, "What cold front?"
|Max and Zorro each rolling snow angels to "cool off" during our quick break after completing|
the steep climb up & out of Indiana Creek. "What cold front?" :-)
We did one of our favorite routes going from Indiana Creek, up a steep connector trail to Boreas Pass and then a gentle jog & sprint all the way down Boreas Pass Rd. The highlight of the day: an untouched layer of 1-3 inches of snow for 7.8 of the 8.8 mile outing. Laying fresh tracks for miles & miles & miles - Whee!
|High up on Boreas Pass Rd. The wind was brisk and the temperatures were low; but the|
trail conditions were fabulous!
|More beautiful conditions along Boreas - laying fresh tracks for miles & miles...|
|Arriving (quickly & all smiles) at the Boreas|
trailhead. The mile near the trailhead is always
heavily tracked, as above; but we had the first
7.8 miles all to ourselves!