Flying (literally :) past 900 miles for the season this morning at Vail Pass!
|My airborne, sprinting partners sending us all flying along the fast trails at Vail Pass - wheeee!|
The trail conditions at Vail Pass this morning were absolutely perfect! A great day to catch some air (see above) and sprint all around the terrain!
We started the outing with a peaceful climb up Shrine Pass on the narrow snowshoe trail:
|What a beautiful bluebird day as we cruise along the Shrine Pass Snowshoe Trail.|
Once to the top of Shrine Pass, we moved off the snowshoe trail and onto the fast snowmobile trail that was in absolutely perfect condition this morning:
|Flying along the top of Shrine Pass before sprinting down the back side of the pass and then|
up Lime Creek for an extra 1.2 miles.
After 5.1 miles of up/down/up, it was time to turnaround and head back to the trailhead:
|"Turnaround? Okay - we bet it will be as fun to run back as it was the way out!" say|
the happy & agreeable pair.
Instead of going down the snowshoe trail on the front side of Shrine Pass (the route we took up), we stayed on the fast & wide snowmobile trail and continued flying along...
|The morning at Vail Pass can be summarized in one word: ZOOM!|
Today's short video clip shows some of the perfect trail conditions for a fast day this morning - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
A beautiful day with perfect conditions to skijor 10.3 miles with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 104 days on the trails covering 901.1 miles with 95,800 feet of elevation climbed.