Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hi... Bye...

Flying up, down and around great conditions on Baldy Mountain today.
"Hi.. Bye..." say Max & Zorro as they give a pair of uphill skinners a glance as we fly
by them on the trail.

Max & Zorro love to fly by groups of people to get "WOWs" from the crowd. Baldy Mountain is one of the more popular trails for people to "skin up" and "shred down", so we almost always get fly by opportunities on this trail. Here we go - good thing people are typically smart enough to move out of the way of the oncoming Siberian Engine - wheeee!
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Trail conditions were great today - not too icy from overuse and just enough fresh snow for me to keep the flying beasts under control :-)
Zoom, zoom, zoom.
A typical skier will skin up & shred down Baldy once and call it an exhausting day. With Max & Zorro's help, I make it up & down Baldy in under 30 minutes (as compared to multiple hours for others). After our first up/down lap today, I asked if everyone wanted to do it again...
"Yes!!! Zoom, zoom, zoom - let's do another lap!" state the agreeable pair to my question.

We did two laps up/down Baldy and then added 3 "side trail excursions" to get a little more mileage and exercise: 7.4 miles with 1200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 24 days on the trails covering 190.5 miles with 21,250 feet of elevation climbed.

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