Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vail Pass Views

Awesome views skijoring atop Vail Pass today!
Blue skies abound with snow covered peaks decorating the horizon as we jog
along one of the snowmobile trails at Vail Pass.
Reaching the top of Shrine Pass via the snowshoe/ski trail.
Every trail we took lead us to incredible bluebird scenery!

The following video captures the spirit of the day - blue skies, snow covered peaks, scenery as far as the eye can see and happy jogging/running Siberians.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Usually we spend most of the outing at Vail Pass on snowmobile trails or set ski trails. But, every once in a while we cut off from the set tracks and blaze our own powder fun. We skijored up to Shrine Bowl from Shrine Pass (on set trails) and then cut our own trail in the powder from Shrine Bowl back down to Shrine Pass - wheeee!
Siberians hopping through the snow as we set our own trail.
Once again, the scenery is just incredible...

On our way from Shrine Pass to Shrine Bowl, we took a tour by the 3 backcountry cabins along the way:
Jogging by the "Walter Cabin" of the Shrine Mountain Cabins.
As we were passing the cabin, a group of overnighters came out on the deck to wave and
take pictures of the pretty Siberians.

So, how was the day's outing guys:
"We approve - what a fun day cruising up, down & around Vail Pass!" say the happy brothers.

A day of endless views & scenery covering 10.4 miles with 1200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 115 days on the trails covering 992.8 miles with 115,450 feet of elevation climbed.

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