Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Jeepers Deepers

Yesterday found us with sections of the "Groomie Zoomies" on the trail whereas today found us breaking trail in sections of the "Jeepers Deepers"!

Trotting to the finish after breaking trail and
laying fresh tracks all day.

I have often wondered if we are the only ones who use the backcountry connector trail from Baldy to Boreas mountains. For a typical cross country skier, you would be exhausted just reaching either side of this connector; so actually traversing the connector sounds impossible. Every time we take this connector it feels like the existing tracks are simply our tracks from our last use. Well, today I decided we truly are the only ones who use this fun connector as we have not used it in about 10 days and we found it untouched & trail breaking deep!

Following Max's lead on our "private connector" from Baldy to Boreas.
You may not see the trail; but Max is absolutely precise in staying "on trail" and
never veering off the real path - amazing!
Zorro's turn to run point. The trail is slightly visible along this section but we are
still breaking trail. Also, if you stepped out of the narrow single track, you would sink
in over 2 feet of snow; thus the reason to jog single file...

Each side of the connector found us laying fresh tracks in 2-4 inches of snow; so we were able to make some good time up Baldy and down Boreas with the "Jeepers Deepers" in between.

Laying fresh tracks on Boreas Pass Rd.
It wasn't until the last 1/2 mile or so that we encountered our first set of "existing tracks"
all day. "Set tracks, zoooom to the finish!" say the airborne pair on the home stretch to
the Boreas trailhead.

Today's outing covered 7.8 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a long stretch of serious trail breaking.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 63 days on the trails covering 541.6 miles with 63,500 feet of elevation climbed.

"Groomie Zoomies, Jeepers Deepers, Fresh Tracks - you name it, we love it!"

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