Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1000 Miles

We surpassed 1000 miles of skijoring for the 2013/2014 season today!
1000 and counting....
"1000 of the happiest miles ever traversed!" state the happy huskies at one of our
turnaround points of the day.

1000 miles and we are still in March! An amazing season. The snowpack is still pretty strong on many trails and better than it was last season at this time. Consider this: last year we got 19, 6 & 1 outings in April, May & June and we have a better snowpack this year than last. So, as long as Mother Nature does not melt the base too fast, we are easily on track for 1200 miles this season! Woo Hoo, please don't melt our snowpack too fast...

Anyway, back to today's fun outing. We had a nice jog up, down & around the trails at Indiana Creek:
Jogging out the mid-meadow that contains Indiana Creek.
The creek is still hidden under snow - nice!
Trotting along a narrow trail that takes us winding through the trees in the forest.
The packed trail is always narrow with lots of trees to weave between so we have to keep the
speeds down to a safe level. But it is so peaceful to trot through the forest.
Airborne Siberians on one of the few wide open straightaways at Indiana Creek where
you can uncork the skijoring machine!

Today's outing covered 7.7 miles with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 116 days on the trails covering 1000.5 miles with 116,300 feet of elevation climbed.

1000 miles and counting! 1100 now seems to be a given, will we reach 1200? Will we exceed 1200?!? Woooo.

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