Monday, February 1, 2016

Climb and Run

Touring our favorite "steep trail" this morning - Baldy Mountain. Lots of uphill climbing which is then rewarded with flying downhill.
Zoom we go down the fast Baldy Mountain Trail.

On the way up, we caught and passed another fellow skinning up Baldy. We catch & pass skinners frequently on this trail. We have *never* been caught from behind - love my sled dog tow partners!
"Hi sir - I think you forgot something!" suggests curious Zorro.
"Yes, you forgot your Siberian Tow Rope!" declares passing Max.

It was a chilly & windy morning, so we wanted to stay below treeline on Baldy. To do so, we actually did three laps up & down Baldy. Max & Zorro are not fans of repeating the same trail, so we used various side trails to do our three laps. The side trails all required "breaking trail" in 4-8 inches of fresh snow - fun!
Do you see the trail? Max & Zorro "feel it" as they used their excellent trail following skills
to stay "on trail" all day long, even when you could not see any trail!

The main Baldy Trail is very popular, so no need to break trail here. It is fast, fast, fast on the main trail. The terrain was actually a little choppy today, I think because we had a heat wave on Saturday before the weekend's fresh snow fell. Watch as all three of us are "bouncing around" more that we normally would on a fast straightaway - choppy trail under the fresh snow...
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Fun elevations on Baldy: 7.1 miles traveled with 1400 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 68 days on the trails covering 574.6 miles with 61400 feet of elevation climbed.

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