Wednesday, November 6, 2013

6 for 6 to Start November

It is Nov 6th and today was our 6th skijor outing for November!
6 for 6 to start the month, woo hoo!

Packed Boreas Sprint Track! Zoom!
The great "early season" October snowfall has continued into early November. Oh what a start to the season we are getting!

Today's route took us up & down Boreas Pass Rd. Once winter gets really rolling, Boreas Pass is closed to cars (usually the end of Nov). Until then, though, it is open to vehicles and is a popular route for 4x4s to get into the backcountry for hunting season. The vehicular traffic serves to pack the road into a Fast Siberian Sprint Track! We spend most of our skijoring time on un-groomed backcountry trails; so, when Boreas is packed like today, we get to see what it is like to skijor "nordic center like" trails. One word summarizes Max & Zorro on "groomed trails" - ZOOM!

Cruising up Boreas Pass at a very nice "uphill speed".
I felt like I was on a rope tow being taken up the mountain - whee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

6 days skijoring for the first 6 days of November and already 17 days on the trail early in the 2013-2014 season. Siberian Heaven!

"Huh? Did you say 'time to turn around' - Why?" ask a curious Max & Zorro questioning
my strange request to turn around... "What for?" they say...
"Well, ok. But, if you are going to pull that silly 'turn around' antic then we are going to roll
snow angels and chomp down on snow cones first!" declare Max & Zorro.

A great 9.3 mile sprint up & down Boreas Pass Rd with 900 feet of elevation climbed. Unfortunately, a "GPS glitch" lost our top speed. Darn, it had to have been in the low to mid 20s...

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