Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Max Birthday

Max turned 8 years old today. For his birthday he got fresh snow and 8 degrees at the trailhead this morning. What a great Siberian Husky Birthday Present!
"A very fun birthday run!" states happy Max at the end of the day's run.

It is always fun to skijor Baldy Mountain with fresh snow. There is a lot of steep terrain on Baldy and you get rewarded with fast sprints downhill for all your work climbing uphill. Today we did three laps on Baldy: one lap up/down to Iowa Mill on the front trail, one lap up/down to Iowa Mill on the back trail and one lap out/back to the True Romance Mine. What a great Birthday Bash!

Flying down from Iowa Mill during our first lap on Baldy.

Today's video excerpt shows how much fun it is to sprint down Baldy with fresh snow on the trails - wheee! A nice "on by" at the end of the video as we encounter people coming up the trail.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

While 8 F degrees is a great present for Max, it's a little chilly for the human. I really appreciated the sun breaking through the clouds for the last 1/3 of our run!
Aahhh - sun for the human while still 8 degrees for the Siberians - perfect!

Skijor runs on Baldy always involve a lot of elevation climbed (and a lot of elevation to sprint down): 8 miles today with 1400 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 82 days on the trails covering 709.4 miles with 75,400 feet of elevation climbed.

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