Snowfall most of yesterday lead to bluebird breaking trail today!
|All happy faces looking back as I called out time to take a right and head back towards|
We started the day at the Indiana Creek Trailhead and found ourselves laying fresh tracks in a few inches of new snow - wheeee!
|Bright sun & not a cloud in the sky as we start up the trail.|
Laying fresh tracks in new snow all to ourselves.
The "few inches of new snow" quickly transitioned to 6-12 inches of new snow for the majority of the outing. It was an aerobic day of breaking trail for almost the entire outing!
|Within the first 3/4 of a mile it transitioned from "laying fresh tracks" in a few inches|
of snow to "breaking trail" in 6+ inches of snow!
Happy tails towing me along...
|The higher we went, the deeper it got. Max & Zorro almost look like they are swimming|
uphill in the snow in this shot!
|Deeper, deeper, deeper - breaking trail in at least 12 inches of fresh powder at this point!|
It was 2 degrees when we started with slowly rising temperatures and a beautiful, bright sun. You wouldn't think someone could get hot at 2 degrees, would you? Well, think again...
|"Hey - breaking trail is a lot of work! Time to cool off!" declare the snow angel rolling|
pair. Love the heads completely dunked in snow. Synchronized, head dunking snow angels!
An aerobic day with the mileage limited by almost nonstop breaking trail: 6.8 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed.
2013/2014 Season to Date: 106 days on the trails covering 908.2 miles with 105,900 feet of elevation climbed.