This morning's skijor took us on a fun climb up and down Mt. Evans.
|Zipping along one of the less steep pitches of the trail - wheeee!|
The first truly good snowfall of the season for Colorado started this past Thursday and not all trails got as much snow as others. As a result, we were in "snow seeking" mode and looking for where in the state was the best snow stash. It turns out that Mt. Evans was a real winner for this storm. So, we got up early and hit the road for a slightly longer than usual ride to the trailhead for toes on snow.
|Nearing treeline on our ascent up Mt. Evans Rd. Max is riding in the set track from previous|
skiers while Zorro is able to trot "out of track" as the snow was not too deep up high as
strong winds had blown quite a bit of powder off the top.
|About 3 miles on the way up and we hopped through some deeper snow to inspect the "Mt Evans|
Nature Center" (closed for winter, but still entertaining to sniff & inspect) before continuing
Eventually the winds got quite strong above treeline, so we turned around and headed back down. A steep but very fun outing up & down Mt. Evans.
|No, Max & Zorro are not attempting to take us over a cliff. Our noses brought us to the edge|
to glance at wildlife before continuing onward & upward.
An energetic climb up Mt. Evans followed by a gentle glide down: 7.6 miles covered with 1400 feet of elevation climbed.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 2 days on the trails covering 16.7 miles with 2500 feet of elevation climbed.