Saturday, March 8, 2014

View Shot

How about this for an awesome "view shot" from today's skijor outing:
Breaking trail up an incline as we take in the incredible view.
Crisp blue sky, snow covered trees and a beautiful shot of the snow covered Rocky

We paused at the high point to take in the view. Even Zorro was impressed. Max, you ask, well he had other things to "take in" when we paused :-)
"Ok, I am impressed - nice view!" says Zorro surveying the landscape with me.
"View, schmiew - have you seen all this fresh snow to roll in?" says snow angel rolling Max.

We did our favorite "work, run, work" route today which consists of three phases of skijoring.

(1) [Work] Breaking trail to get into the backcountry groomed loop.
Trotting along in 6-8 inches of untouched snow as we climb up and then descend down
into the groomed loop.

(2) [Run] Sprinting around a 2.5 mile groomed loop. Here is a fun 30 second clip of the fast groomed loop which ends with me calling out "right turn" and all of us exiting the groomie and hopping into trail breaking powder.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

(3) [Work] Breaking trail as we climb out of the groomed loop and back towards home.
Breaking trail in 6-8 inches again as we tow the human up the trail.

Breaking trail is always a workout and always brings out smiles in the Siberians!
Taking a quick breather at the high point of the "exit route" before we continue breaking
trail down to the trailhead.
"We love breaking trail!" state the happy Siberian pair.

A "work, run, work" outing covering 8.7 miles with 1200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 103 days on the trails covering 881.4 miles with 102,950 feet of elevation climbed.

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