Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Boreas Tour

Light snowfall most of the day lead to a serene tour up, down and around Boreas Pass this morning.
Cruising to the end of our run at the Boreas Pass Trailhead as the happy huskies
tow me along.

Snow started falling just before we started our run this morning and it kept falling most of the outing leading to a light layer of new snow to lay fresh tracks upon.
The white speckles in this photo are snowflakes falling all around us as we glide up
Boreas Pass.

We made a loop out of Boreas by ascending up the Bakers Tank Trail before descending down the Boreas Pass Road Trail. The Bakers Tank trail is one I will only tackle uphill and the following photo shows why:
Towing the human up the Bakers Tank Trail. Notice how heavily wooded this trail is in this photo.
Imagine trying to come down it at "Siberian Speed" and avoid these trees! Thus the reason we only
go up this trail. I am still going 2-3 times faster than a typical, experienced skier with my Siberian
help; but uphill through thick trees is safe...

It was snowing most of our time on Boreas Pass and then the sun peeked out for the last mile or so; but we were still laying fresh tracks in the morning's new snow - aahh...
Sprinting along as the sun starts break through the clouds.

One or both always flashes a happy glance when we pass Nancy at the end of the day's run:
"Hi mom!!! Having a great day!" says Zorro giving Nancy a happy glance.
"Somebody's got to keep this team going!" states happy pulling, but too busy
to glance, Max.

A peaceful run on Boreas this morning covering 8.1 miles with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 88 days on the trails covering 762.6 miles with 80,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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