Friday, May 5, 2017

Nice Up High

Yes, the following shot is "Perfect Conditions in May" - Yay!
Beautiful shot of out-stretched & sprinting Max & Zorro with bluebird skies and snow-capped
peaks in front of us! The gangline is slightly obscuring Max's perfect form; but look at
his beautiful "sprinting shadow"! Love little airborne Zorro :)
Okay, it is May, so the list of available trails is quickly shrinking. But, if you can get to the upper elevations, then the snow is still aplenty! This morning was proof of that as we returned to the upper elevation trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center. You can think of the nordic center as two pieces. There are the trails below Peak 8 of Breckenridge Ski Resort and these are all down to dirt and mud. Then there are the trails above Peak 8 and next to Peak 6 of Breckenridge Ski Resort. These "upper trails" are all near and above 11,000 feet elevation. The beauty of these trails is that you can bypass the lower trails and drive to the upper terrain. Oh boy was the snow nice up high! Look at the first shot again and then the following:
Nice views from atop the world as we fly along a nice pack of upper elevation snow!
Today's video highlight shows the nice conditions up high. I have spliced together two short clips: one skijoring in the sun and then one skijoring in the shade. In the sun, in the shade, it was perfect both ways.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

What a fun day, right guys?
"Oh my, the snow is SO NICE up here!" exclaims happy Max.
"Let's go again and again and again!" says happy Zorro.
Now, before you all go jump in your cars and drive to the upper trails of Breckenridge Nordic Center, take a look at the following. It was a little sketchy to start the outing and melting fast. But, as you saw in the photos & video above, it was incredible once you got up high enough.

The following photo lead me to come up with this fun jingle for the day: "Hey, it's May; so if it's white, it's still a pretty sight!"
Getting narrow; but still enough white to glide along. Whee!

A pretty nice day, especially for May: 9.2 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 145 days on the trails covering 1217.1 miles with 129,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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