Friday, March 20, 2015

Flying Past 900 Miles

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.

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