Saturday, February 8, 2014

Boreas Fresh Tracks

Today found us laying fresh tracks in 3-5 inches of new snow up & down Boreas Pass Rd.

Laying fresh tracks within a half a mile from the trailhead. The "haze" in the photo is
a constant snowfall around us all day long.

The start of the Boreas winter trail is one of the heaviest used trails around Breckenridge. We have not been on Boreas for 2-3 weeks and we were shocked to see how narrow the trail was at this popular trailhead. You know it has been a good snow season when Boreas is only "2 people wide" at the trailhead!
The Boreas Trailhead. At the trailhead, the terrain is usually packed from side to side (at least
12 people wide); but we find the trail packed to only about 2 people wide. Too much snow for
anyone to venture out of the set track - now that's a good snow season!

You might ask how we could have laid fresh tracks up & down Boreas. After all, shouldn't we have had our own tracks to ride in on the way down? Well, see for yourself...

Laying fresh tracks up...
Laying fresh tracks down...
Do you see any tracks in front of us? Nope, our "up tracks" were recovered in snow
within minutes of us skiing by. So it was laying fresh tracks all the way down - fun!

Always fun to run into groups of people near the trailhead. The happy, trotting Siberians always bring out smiles and flattering comments from the crowds.
All smiles from the onlookers as the crowd parts to let the Siberians trot through.
All business from Max & Zorro as they take the compliments 'in stride' and continue on down
the trail - "Thanks, but we've got work to do, autographs later!" say the working pair.

A snow filled, fresh tracks outing up & down Boreas Pass Rd covering 8.9 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 86 days on the trails covering 733.3 miles with 85,350 feet of elevation climbed.

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