Friday, November 1, 2019

Yay Gate

Yay for the winter gate to Boreas Pass being closed!
"Oh boy, the gate is closed!" says happy Jack.
"Cool!" add Zorro & Rudy.
Why a "yay" for the gate? Well, this means that only skis, snowshoes and fat bikes will be on Boreas from today until May or June! No more vehicles tearing up the terrain driving up the pass. The forest service always closes the gate at some point in November; but today's November 1st closure is the earliest we've ever seen (it has been as late as Thanksgiving some years).

With the gate closed, the conditions on Boreas are wonderful, especially the higher you go up the pass. Here we are zooming along on perfect conditions on November 1st!
Zoom, zoom, zoooom!!!
Come along for a glimpse of perfect November skijoring on Boreas Pass. We had such a fun day cruising up & down Boreas.
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In addition to wonderful skijoring terrain, Boreas is also a great place to get stunning views of Breckenridge Ski Resort across the valley:
Look at all those snow covered ski runs of Breckenridge Ski Resort across the valley.
There have been previous November 1s when the run were still completely brown!!!
Once again, the "turnaround antics" from Jack & Rudy :)
"They really are goofy!" states happy Zorro.
"Rolling, rolling, keep on snow rolling!" adds the snow angel pair.
Another momentary pause on the trail while waited for some traffic (people & dogs) to clear in front of us. Everyone having a good time?
"Yes, yes, yes!" states the happy trio.
Time for some well earned end-of-run pork treats:
"What a fun morning! Now hand them out!" states the focused & happy trio.
Yay for the earliest closing of the Boreas gate we've ever seen, bring on a great winter! 7.2 miles traveled with 650 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2019/2020 Season to Date: 13 days on the trails covering 79.1 miles with 7750 feet of elevation climbed.

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