Today's skijor outing involved taking the "narrow & technical" backcountry connector route from Baldy Mountain to Boreas Mountain.
Always fun to exercise all of my skiing skills :-)
|Sprinting past Bakers Tank on Boreas Pass Rd.|
This is an old relic from the days when Boreas Pass was a railroad route from Denver to Breckenridge.
The day started on easy & wide trails on Baldy Mountain and ended on easy & wide trails on Boreas Mountain. But, in between Baldy & Boreas is a seldom used and narrow connector route that weaves you through a dense forest. Here we go, skijoring from Baldy to Boreas:
|Some of the trail was barely "2 Siberians wide" as we jog shoulder-to-shoulder laying|
fresh tracks on the connector route.
Most of the Baldy to Boreas connector is typically a single track trail. It is not wide enough to run shoulder-to-shoulder, so Max & Zorro take turns running in lead. One might think that skijoring in this single file setup would be very slow going. Well, it is slower than shoulder-to-shoulder; but it is by no means "slow"....
The reward for doing the "narrow & technical" connector is gliding along fast & wide Boreas to finish the day:
|Aaahhh, sitting back on the skis again as Max & Zorro do all the work and I get to|
enjoy the ride!
A fun day covering 8.3 miles with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 58 days on the trails covering 487.7 miles with 52,300 feet of elevation climbed.