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.
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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.