Sunday, February 11, 2018

Steep and Deep

Entertaining the curious onlookers as we fly by skijoring Baldy Mountain this morning :)
Entertaining the crowds who always pause to watch & smile at fun Zorro launching
me along the trails. Wheeee!
Baldy Mountain is an interesting mix of two types of terrain. The bottom half takes you through heavily wooded forests and everyone shares the same main trail to go up & down. The upper half, though, starts just below treeline (with thinning trees) and continues up above treeline. Without a dense forest, you can pretty much pick your own path to go up & down the steep terrain.

Zorro and I chose to break trail, reuse our own trail and reuse a snowboard trail as we had a blast at and above treeline in the morning's fresh & deep snow.

Making our own path as we break trail high up on Baldy:
Getting an aerobic trail breaking workout with super Zorro!
Going up for a ways and then turning around to reuse the track we just set to sprint down:
Out-stretched Zorro taking advantage of our the track we set up to sprint down.
Coming across a recent snowboard track, so we hopped in this to take a rest from breaking trail while still sprinting along.
Following the snowboard curve down Baldy for a bit. Fun!
Once you get back into the thick trees, you are on the main trail shared by everyone. This trail gets packed quickly and becomes a fun fast track. Come along and watch and watch as Zorro and I open up the skijor throttle on the fast packed lower terrain and fly by curious (and entertained) onlookers watching the impressive Siberian Husky towing the crazy human along the trail :)
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Almost done with the morning's run, so we hook up little Jack for a short sprint to the finish.
All smiles as the happy brothers join to finish the morning's run!
A steep day with lots of powder fun at/above treeline and lots of fast fun below treeline: 6.2 miles traveled with 1300 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2017/2018 Season to Date: 33 days on the trails covering 241.3 miles with 21,600 feet of elevation climbed.

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