Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Baldy Fun Run

Fun flying down Baldy Mountain this morning after towing the human up the steep trail. Wheeee!
Fresh snow + fast trail = fun, fun, fun!

Baldy is a popular trail for people to "skin up" and then enjoy the powder shredding down. Max & Zorro love flirting with people we pass on the trail and they always bring smiles to everyone's face.
"Hi.... bye!" say Max & Zorro flying by the uphill skinner.
"That looks fun!' exclaimed the smiling lady as we flew by :)

Trotting by another set of skiers. Same result - flirting Max & Zorro bringing smiles to their faces.
"Hi - coming through!" say the happy huskies trotting by.

Here is the video counterpart to the first "passing encounter" shown above. Unfortunately you cannot actually hear the lady say "that looks fun!" as we fly by as the GoPro is in its sound-muffling waterproof case. Some additional action in the video... Watch as at about 25 seconds into the video as Max decides he wants to move to the right side of the team. He backs off, ducks under the gangline and then speeds back up into configuration - talented! Max & Zorro are free to switch configuration whenever they want; but it is always interesting (to the skier) when they do it while running 20 MPH!
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At our turnaround point after climbing steep Baldy to then sprint back down. Everybody having a good time?
"You bet! Great conditions today!" states happy Max.
"Yes - and I've got some jets itching to sprint down!" declares happy Zorro.

Baldy is always a fun, steep day where we trade mileage for elevation: 7.2 miles traveled with 1400 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 120 days on the trails covering 1016.8 miles with 111,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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