Another day, another outing breaking trail in over a foot of untouched snow!
|"Breaking trail and road sprinting - what a fun day!" say the happy Siberians at the|
end of the outing.
Our plan was to skijor the trails in Indiana Creek today and we fully expected to find a well-tracked and wide trail since it has been a few days since the last snow. Wow, were the expectations wrong! We arrived to the trailhead to find a single set narrow track leading up the trail:
|Heading up the single set narrow track. Notice the weaving back & forth nature of the track.|
I was laughing imagining a drunk snowshoer or skier setting the strange zig-zag track up
the trail. Oh well, it was "set", so we followed it :-)
What could be more amazing that finding only a single set narrow track at Indiana Creek? Well, how about having the set track end in under 1/2 a mile. Amazing - we were breaking trail the rest of the day in Indiana Creek after the first 1/2 mile!
|Within about a 1/2 mile and we are breaking trail in a foot or more of snow!|
|Endless trail breaking, so it is Zorro's turn to run lead. A nice set of wildlife tracks|
to help mark the route on this section of trail.
After getting a very aerobic trail breaking working in Indiana Creek, we decided to add a cool down sprint along Indiana Creek Road to close out the day. Here's a portion of our cool down run along the road before stopping for the day.
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Another day with the mileage cut short by extreme trail breaking, as has been the norm for the past week or so: 6.3 miles with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.
2013/2014 Season to Date: 83 days on the trails covering 708.7 miles with 83,000 feet of elevation climbed.