It was fast day laying fresh tracks in 3-5 inches of fresh snow - wheeee!
|Synchronized, out-stretched sprinting machines - zoom!|
We spent the day running a semi-circle at Gold Run Nordic Center and added 4 out & back spokes to give us some mileage. The nordic center is not open for the season yet; so the trails are not nordic groomed. Instead, we had 3-5 inches of fresh snow on the trails all to ourselves today - yay! We actually prefer untouched terrain to nordic groomed terrain - it is a lot more fun to be out in the wilderness by yourself. We had the throttle open most of the day on this easy network of trails...
|Approaching a fun right turn in the trail and still zoom, zoom, zooming.|
Ok, three sprint shots above, now let's put it all together into a video clip that represents the action from most of the day - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
Pausing at a "T" in the trail, which way to go?
|"Left looks fun to me!" exclaims happy Max.|
"Left looks interesting to me!" states focused Zorro.
Ok, left it is and off we go again (that is an old, abandoned mining cabin in front of us).
A fast day covering 8.2 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 22 days on the trails covering 175.0 miles with 19050 feet of elevation climbed.