Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Breaking Trail Day

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
the trailhead.

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.

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