This morning's skijor outing was slowed by breaking trail in 8-12 inches of fresh powder!
What a fun workout!
|About 10 inches of fresh powder as far as the eye can see. Most of the day looked like this|
photo as we found a forest full of fresh, untouched snow!
We spent about a 1/2 mile following moose tracks until the tracks went down a steep ravine. The "scent of moose" was clearly strong as Max & Zorro's "moose radar" was in full operation. We never spotted the big stinky, but it was great nose entertainment!
|"We smell him, we smell him - where is he?" say the moose seeking pair pausing at the ravine|
and staring intensely into the grove of trees in front of us. He must have been in these trees,
just too camouflaged to see.
After about 4.5 miles of trail breaking work, we eventually descended onto a popular XC ski trail that had just a small layer of fresh snow. Time to open up the throttle...
|"Trail breaking was a workout, but we still have plenty of gas in the tanks!" say the sprinting|
pair once we transitioned onto easy terrain.
A fun day had by all:
|"Love using these long legs to break trail!" declares happy Max.|
"Whew, what a fun workout!" expresses Zorro.
An aerobic day slowed by miles & miles of breaking trail: 6.6 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 18 days on the trails covering 147.5 miles with 15100 feet of elevation climbed.