Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Passing 1100

Surpassing 1100 miles for the season this morning. 1100 and counting...
"I'm ready for 1100 more miles!" says Max to Zorro.
"I'm ready for 1100 more miles TODAY!" replies Zorro.
Love catching the two of them exchanging "happy chat" while sprinting along :)
A little known fact about backcountry skiing: power lines make for great trails! If you encounter power lines in the backcountry, then you know the trees have been cleared and are kept cleared a couple feet on each side of the line (to keep trees from interfering). As a result, power lines make for a great ski trail through the forest!
Galloping along as we follow a "power line trail" for miles and miles.
Note the "white stripe" between the trees extending as far as you can see in front of us.
This stripe is the "power line trail". Fun!
It was a tad bit on the warm side this morning (temperatures in the mid to upper 30s F) as Max will attest:
"Whew - have to roll snow angels to cool off!" demonstrates silly Max.
"Really? I say we keep going!" states all-business Zorro.
A great time surpassing 1100 miles for the season. 1200 is certainly likely whereas 1300 is looking pretty unlikely given the dwindling snowpack :(  Oh well, we'll just keep having fun as long as the snow holds up!
"Toes on snow, toes on snow, we love toes on snow!" exclaim the happy pair at our midpoint
of the morning outing.

A fun but short outing due to rising temperatures: 7.2 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 132 days on the trails covering 1105.1 miles with 116,700 feet of elevation climbed.

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