A beautiful 9.1 mile run up & down Boreas Pass today.
|Nice side profile of running Max.|
There was a narrow "set track" on each side of the trail so Max & Zorro each took their
own track and I alternated which one I rode behind.
Boreas Pass is open to vehicles until mid/late November. That is always a shame as cars will get on the road and destroy the snow shortly after a new snowfall. This year we got about 40 inches of snow in a few days so, even though the gate was still open, cars were unable to make it more than a half mile up the road without getting stuck (haha :) But, the cars had still done some serious destruction to the first half mile of the trail.
As we were arriving at the trailhead after our run today, we were elated to find a work crew preparing to shut the gate and close Boreas to vehicles until May. The work crew was happy to find Max, Zorro & I coming down the trail so they could get a "vehicle report" from us before closing the gate. We were happy to report that all vehicle tracks ended within 1/2 a mile and there were no stuck cars along that section of trail. "Thanks, you saved us a lot of time checking & waiting for cars before we shut the gate!" said the work crew.
|"All clear, shut the gate and get this trail set until May!" declare Max & Zorro to the|
crew happy to know their "vehicle checking" task was done for them!
Outside of the first 1/2 mile, Boreas was in great condition. We had a wonderful run up & down the pass. You always get a ton of nice views from Boreas...
|Trotting along the trail with Breckenridge Ski Resort in view across the valley.|
We jogged just over 4.5 miles up before turning around to trot back down.
|All smiles at our turnaround point of the day!|
9.1 miles up & down Boreas with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a positive "vehicle report" for work crew to close the gate.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 20 days on the trails covering 159.2 miles with 17200 feet of elevation climbed.