Friday, October 7, 2016

Cruising Boreas

Beautiful conditions for a dog sled run high up on Boreas Pass this morning!
Gorgeous morning and incredible packed trail (for Oct 7th) near the summit of Boreas Pass.

We received a nice layer of snow in Breckenridge yesterday morning but then the temperatures started warming before the day ended. As a result, we could not skijor or dog sled on the lower terrain today. But, we got the great idea to drive halfway up Boreas and pray for good conditions starting higher (Boreas Road is open to cars through hunting season and is then closed to vehicles for the rest of winter). Our prayers were answered as we found a mix of snow-packed and ice-packed terrain for the upper half of the pass. Not enough snow for skis but perfect conditions to take out the dog sled for a run up & down the pass....
Same shot as above but zoomed out to show more of the beautiful morning.

Now for the action equivalent of the previous two photos. Here we are having absolutely serene trot & glide atop Boreas. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A quick break at the summit of Boreas as we exchanged pleasantries before heading back down:
"Having a GREAT morning!" declare my focused partners.
Notice we are at the Continental Divide. Snowmelt under Max & Zorro goes to the Pacific Ocean
whereas snowmelt under me goes to the Atlantic!

Can I say it again? Beautiful day for a sled run on the upper portion of Boreas Pass: 7.2 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 5 days on the trails covering 30.0 miles with 3200 feet of elevation climbed.

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