It was a day of laying fresh tracks and breaking trail as we took lesser known trails up, down and around Baldy Mountain.
|Laying fresh tracks as we encounter two old, abandoned mining cabins.|
|Breaking trail in about 10 inches of snow - love the view of powerful Max hopping|
and putting his shoulders into pulling the human through the deep snow.
There was fresh snow in the trees & on the ground with a light snow falling most of the day. I could pretend it was snowing hard and show the photo below; but not really... Max & Zorro are straightening out from a tight right on the trail while I am still coming through the corner. Unbeknownst to me was a low hanging tree branch full of snow as you came through the corner. Max & Zorro went right under the branch while I ducked but still clipped the branch and knocked the snow it was holding on top of me!
|It had the makings of a perfect tight turn as my skis are parallel while getting propelled by|
Max & Zorro. But, then, "low branch, duck... not enough" as snow dumped off the tree
and on top of me.
Lots of untouched powder for most of the route...
|Max powering us up as Zorro is slipping back a bit in the deep snow.|
"Hey, my legs are not as long as Max's - I'm trying to keep up!" says short Zorro.
Arriving at the Jeep to end the outing.
|"I'll wait while you figure out how to get down the slope." says polite Max.|
"This way, this way!" states happy Zorro wondering what I am pausing for.
A day dominated by laying fresh tracks & breaking trail with lots of elevation: 6.7 miles with 1200 feet of elevation climbed.
2013/2014 Season to Date: 120 days on the trails covering 1035.8 miles with 120,300 feet of elevation climbed.