Happy Jack & Rudy during a quick break on this morning's 10 mile skijor!
|"I could do 20 miles!" exclaims happy Jack!|
"Me too! Quick break then I'm READY to go!" adds chilling Rudy.
We had an incredible morning skijoring every possible inch of "dogs allowed" trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center this morning. These trails are high up on Peaks 7 and 6 of the Ten Mile Range and you get some really nice views once you get high enough for the trees to start thinning (i.e., approaching treeline):
|Great trail in front of us, great sled dogs flying down the middle|
and incredible views of the Rocky Mountains to our right!
When you go as fast as Jack & Rudy, eventually you run out of nordic terrain but not sled dog energy! In order to keep going, we'll dip out of the set trails and make our own path breaking trail for a few short stretches:
|The "powder twins" plowing through 15+ inches of untouched powder|
off the main trail. Wheeee!
We did two short stints of breaking trail on untouched side trails. But, we spent the majority of the day flying fast all around the set trails of the nordic center. Nice shot of us skijoring near treeline. Whee!
|Catching air (just barely) in a synchronized sprint tuck high up on Peak 6.|
Now for the video counterpart of the prior photo. Come along as we are on an endless cruise along the highest elevation trail at Breck Nordic Center. Fun, fun, fun!
What a wonderful morning for 10+ miles of fast & fun skijoring, right?
|"Thanks for exercising the kids!" says Zorro.|
"Whew, that was a fun outing!" adds Jack & Rudy.
You may have noticed we've been spending a lot of time on the upper elevation trails of Breckenridge Nordic Center this November. Well, that's where just about the only good snow is right now (it's been too dry and warm on the lower trails). That's ok, we'll take the same trail over NO trail any day! 10.2 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.
2020/2021 Season to Date: 16 days on the trails covering 120.8 miles with 11,000 feet of elevation climbed.