Another day, another outing breaking trail in 12-15 inches of powder!
Another day, another use of the roads to add some fast distance to the outing!
|"Yep - we found another trail with 12-15 inches of untouched powder - wheeee!" says|
happy Max. "Let's do it, time to set the trail!" says determined Zorro.
Today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday's conditions but on a different network of trails. We fully expected to find a wide & set track on the trails we chose for the day. Instead, we found nothing more than a solo track at the trailhead which eventually ended as we found ourselves breaking trail in 12-15 inches of powder. As with yesterday, I rewarded my trail breaking partners with a fast & easy cool down jog on the empty streets near the trailhead.
|"Finally - I can fit! I can fit!" rejoices Zorro as the snow wall between the two ski tracks enabled|
them to be shoulder to shoulder without bumping shoulders - wheeee!
We followed this single set of ski tracks for about 1/3 of the outing. But, skiers do not go as far as Siberians, so eventually we found ourselves in an aerobic trail breaking trot for the next 1/3 of the outing.
|Untouched terrain as far as the eye can see - time to really work!|
As I mentioned, the reward for the trail breaking work was to spend the last 1/3 of the outing jogging on a fast packed road. Do not worry, we never go near "busy streets", we only do a road run when we are on extremely quiet & low traffic roads.
|Trotting along with a nice glimpse of some of the ski runs at Breckenridge Ski Resort on the|
mountains in the foreground.
A nice day combining trail breaking with road jogging covering 7.2 miles with 750 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2013/2014 Season to Date: 84 days on the trails covering 715.9 miles with 83,750 feet of elevation climbed.