Friday, May 3, 2013

Stunning Views

Today's skijor outing was dominated by absolutely stunning views - all day long!

Galloping along in a wide-open and untouched meadow. Great view of snow covered
Rocky Mountains in the foreground. So peaceful...
Our original plan was to skijor out Shrine Pass and Lime Creek at the Vail Pass Recreation Area. I was so mesmerized by the views and serene terrain on Shrine Pass that we adjusted our route and instead explored every meadow & side trail up & down Shrine Pass. A beautiful tour of incredible scenery as we glided back & forth and in & out of every meadow and side trail we encountered. So peaceful...

(1) Great views at the top of Shrine Pass:
Running fast along the top of Shrine Pass. None of us like running (or skiing) in the snowmobile
tracks you see to our left - it is much more fun to cruise along the smooth shoulder instead of
the rough snowmobile tracks.
(2) Great views on the back side of Shrine Pass:
Pausing for our quick midpoint break. Basically, it was breathtaking every direction we
looked all day long!
(3) Great views on the front side of Shrine Pass:
Just stand on the skis and take it all in as the Siberians sprint along...
(4) Great views of the Siberians:
Isn't this the only view I ever need - happy as can be!
A beautiful 12.1 mile run with 1200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH. 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful beautiful, I can't think of a better place on earth the this. Great Photo's and thank you for sharing them :)