Saturday, December 21, 2013


A busy day on the trails passing by many skiers...
We always get a "that is so cool" or similar comment from skiers we pass on the trails.
Max & Zorro always give a happy glance to groups that we pass.

Christmas week is the busiest tourist week of the year for Breckenridge and today was the start of this busy, busy week. During this week, it is rare to be alone on any of the well-known backcountry trails around town. Even though we got an early start to the day, it kept getting busier and busier on the trails as the morning evolved. Oh well, you just have to sprint by the crowds as you skijor up, down & around Baldy Mountain...

Flying down the main Baldy Mountain Trail without even breaking stride as
we sprint by a group of 3 uphill skiers - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Luckily, we go much further than the average cross country skier. So, even though the trailheads and lower trails are busy, we always find a little peaceful time far from civilization.
Enjoying some "private snow" out near the True Romance Mine.

"Hi! A great day with fresh snow all over Baldy Mountain!" express my
happy skijor partners at our midpoint of the day.

We did two laps up & down Baldy Mountain with a side excursion to the True Romance Mine: 8.4 miles with 1300 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

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