Monday, January 25, 2016

What Goes Up

A "what goes up, must come down" day on the steep Baldy Mountain Trail - wheeee!
Flying along the fast Baldy trail - zoooom!
We headed to Baldy Mountain this morning and skijored up the steep trail to far above treeline and almost to the top of Baldy. An energetic 1300 foot uphill climb which leads to a fast 1300 foot downhill sprint!

Below is a short clip of the fun we have flying down Baldy. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

We came down so fast that we were going to get to the trailhead way before Nancy was planning to arrive and pick us up. So, we played "breaking trail" on a few side routes to add fun to the day:
6-8 inches of fresh powder all to ourselves. Fun!

Short pause on the trail to check the time. Everyone ready to restart?
"Yes! What a fun day!" exclaims happy Max.
"Aligned, focused and READY!" states 'always ready' Zorro.

What goes up, must come down... 7.2 mile roundtrip with 1300 feet of elevation up (and then 1300 feet down) with a top speed of 22 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 63 days on the trail covering 534.2 miles with 56550 feet of elevation climbed.

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