Monday, May 12, 2014

May Pow

An amazing Pow, Pow, Powder Day on May 12th! Did I say amazing?

Max & Zorro launching me over a rise in the trail.
Fresh powder as far as the eye can see!

We got at least a foot of fresh snow Sunday afternoon & night, leading to an amazing May 12th powder day up, down & around Sally Barber Mine. Will the 2013/2014 season ever end? We are happily thinking it may not :-)

Today's theme: "If you pull me up...."
The first of our 3 crests over Sally Barber Mine. We climbed up 3 times (from different angles)
to enjoy 3 different powder runs down. Wheeee!

"If you pull me up, then you get to enjoy the powder sprint down!" as today's video highlight is one of our three powder sprints down different paths from Sally Barber Mine. Max & Zorro are really working as they are kicking up powder in May!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

We were breaking trail most of the day; but we had a snowshoe trail to follow at the beginning of the day. We quickly caught the snowshoers who happily stepped aside to let us break trail for them. We have encountered this crew many times on the trails, their Fall/Spring job is to hike the forests and clear trees that are starting to interfere with the main power line into Breckenridge.
"Have no fear, the working dogs are here! Let us break trail for you!" say Max & Zorro as they
get smiles and 'thanks' from the crew as we take over to set the trail.

What did Max & Zorro think of an amazing Pow, Pow, Powder Day in May?
"Love it! This has been the best May 12th EVER!" exclaim the happy pair when I asked,
"Everybody having fun?" at our quick midpoint break of the day.

Lots of powder, lots of breaking trail, lots of climbing and tons of  fun: 7.7 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 146 days on the trails covering 1267.5 miles with 145,100 feet of elevation climbed.

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