We climbed a lot of steep terrain today to get some incredible view shots!
|Pausing at our high point of the day to take in the awe-inspiring views.|
The mountain range in the foreground is the "10 mile range" that defines Summit County.
Peaks 1 through 8 (of 10) are captured in this shot. Even Max & Zorro paused to look :)
The day went as follows: "climb, climb, climb - flat" then "climb, climb, climb - flat" and then "down, down, down - flat" & "down, down, down". Each flat point gave us a chance to take in the day's views before ascending (or descending) into the forest again....
|Laying fresh tracks in the intermediate "up direction" flat point. Clear blue skies all around us as|
we glide through this meadow before starting the next ascent in the forest.
|Still laying fresh tracks in the intermediate flat point of our down direction (we took|
different routes on our up & down legs of the outing). In this pretty shot you get a view
of Breckenridge Ski Resort in the center and Peaks 5 through 10 of the "10 mile range".
One of the highlights of this day is a 1.5 mile groomed "zoom loop" where we can open up the throttle before cutting back into the forest to continue climbing:
|Always one of my favorite views: out-stretched, airborne, sprinting Max & Zorro - zoom!|
A day defined by climbing elevations to uncover spectacular views: 7.8 miles with 1200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 51 days on the trails covering 423.5 miles with 45,950 feet of elevation climbed.