We had a great time skijoring Baldy Mountain this morning - just ask Max & Zorro:
|"Oh yes, we had a GREAT time!" exclaim my happy partners looking back at me at our|
quick midpoint break this morning.
|The "haze" in this shot is "blowing snow". The wind had some intense gusts all morning long|
and each such gust would fill the air with snow the wind pulled off the ground!
|"Hey, I'm not breaking stride; but I must inspect the mine as I go by!" says nosey Zorro.|
After making our own trail touring the forest; we connected onto the main Baldy Mountain Trail. Baldy is a very popular trail, so it already had some set tracks in the snow. This brings us to our fun video clip of the day with the subject of the blog: Ski vs Skijor....
Watch as we are zipping along in existing ski tracks. Eventually, you'll see a cross country skier come into view in front of us. We are continually gaining on this poor human powered vehicle until I call Max & Zorro left into the side powder to keep from overtaking the skier. We did not want to scare the person coming upon him/her from behind so fast. Human powered cross country skiing vs sled dog powered skijoring - I choose the latter :)
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
2016/2017 Season to Date: 77 days on the trails covering 622.1 miles with 67,200 feet of elevation climbed.