Just "how dry" has this March been? Well, dry enough that the trails are packed hard enough (from lack of new snow) that the joggers are out! Egad!
|"Dude - your feet are not properly equipped!" states concerned Zorro.|
"Joggers? JOGGERS?!? I refuse to look & acknowledge it!" say in-denial Max.
Anyway, back to today's outing. We skijored up & down Boreas Pass with the following conditions: (1) awful down low - barely any snow and even down to dirt a few times; (2) just enough snow, but choppy conditions, to skijor gently in the mid elevations; and (3) wonderful up high. If only we could start up high....
Cruising by Bakers Tank on the nice, upper terrain:
|Wheeee - so nice up high!|
|Breckenridge Ski Resort coming into view across the valley.|
Snow giving way to exposed ground to our left - eek!
Choppiness on the existing snow - keep it to a gentle jog...
|"I'll take this over 'no snow' any day!" says happy Max.|
"It still tastes good too!" demonstrates Zorro chomping down on a snowcone.
A gentle jog up & down Boreas Pass: 9.1 miles traveled with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.
2016/2017 Season to Date: 109 days on the trails covering 909.8 miles with 96,600 feet of elevation climbed.