Wednesday, April 12, 2017


A perfect cool morning to tour the Spring Crust all around Breckenridge while going sightseeing!
Trotting along the perfect spring crust and Peaks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Breckenridge Ski Resort
come into view across the valley.  The Town of Breckenridge is also in view at the base
of Peaks 8 and 9.
We got up early this morning hoping the temperatures would be below freezing and the spring crust would be solid enough to hold our weight. Success!!! Cool temperatures and a solid crust let us go off trail and go sightseeing all over the terrain. A nice shot of Breckenridge Ski Resort above and three more sightseeing highlights below...

Galloping along as Buffalo Mountain comes into view:
Whee we go as Buffalo Mountain is the snow capped mountain you see in the upper center
in the distance.
Another direction and another open meadow with a solid crust. Galloping along this direction as Baldy Mountain is the sightseeing highlight:
Front and center is snow capped Baldy Mountain. It is actually rare for Baldy to be this snow
covered in mid April as it frequently gets hit by strong winds that blow the snow off the
mountain above treeline.
Finally, this one looked better in person, but I'll still include it. The snow capped mountains in the upper left are Grays and Torreys Peaks. These are two of Colorado's 54 mountains that extend more than 14,000 feet above sea level. The snow capped peaks in the upper right are the mountains that house Arapahoe Basin and Keystone ski resorts. Like I said, it was impressive in person but not as much in this smaller photo. Oh well...
Another section of crust to gallop atop and another great view to take in :)

Using the solid spring crust to have a blast going sightseeing: 8 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 127 days on the trails covering 1060.6 miles with 112,100 feet of elevation climbed.

No comments:

Post a Comment