It may be March 30th; but snow conditions are still soooo nice at the higher elevations!
|Wheeeee - having a great time on the terrain above 11,000 feet elevation on Boreas Pass.|
Today's short video clip shows just how nice it was skijoring up high on Boreas. We are at around 11,200 feet elevation in this clip as we fly along the trail. I am enjoying the nice shoulder crust to ski on while Max & Zorro are using both the center trail and the shoulder - wheeee!
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The hard snow crusts we get in March and April always make for fun side tours through open meadows. We would be in waist to shoulder deep snow (my waist/shoulder, that is) trying to ski through this meadow in December through February!
|Zipping along through a side meadow on the hard crust over multiple feet of snowpack!|
Eventually it was time to turnaround and run back down the same path we took up:
|"Turnaround, ok! We are having a great day!" say the happy pair circling around to|
head back down Boreas Pass.
A great day for late March on Boreas: 10 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 111 days on the trails covering 961.4 miles with 101,900 feet of elevation climbed.