Sunday, January 12, 2020

Fresh and First

Nice shot of Breckenridge Ski Resort across the valley from us as the morning clouds envelop the top of the mountains!
As you can see, Jack & Rudy were not as impressed as me with the views
as they are in a tight sprint focused ahead as we round a corner in the trail :)
We found ourselves laying fresh tracks on all the side trails around Gold Run Nordic Center this morning. A fun 1-2 inches of new snow all to ourselves!
Laying freshies on one of the many side trails we skijored this morning.
One of the great treats with a layer of new snow is that I can safely let the sled dogs open up the throttle on narrow and/or steep trails. Our initial trail today was one such trail. I need at least an inch of new snow to feel safe on this patch of narrow (and then narrow+steep) trail. Come along for the fun as we have enough "safety powder" to open up the throttle on a fast & fun stretch of trail:
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After spending about 1/2 the outing laying fresh tracks on side trails, it was time to drop onto the main nordic trail at Gold Run. To our delight & surprise, we were first tracks on the freshly groomed nordic track too! Groomie Zoomie - Zoom!
Freshly groomed & untouched nordic track to lay first tracks! Wheeee!
As you can see in the prior photos, we started the day with the youngsters Jack & Rudy before eventually meeting up with Zorro to add him in for the end of the morning run. I love how Zorro is just fine letting the kids get an initial run before joining himself for a happy time with his brothers:
Wheeee - flying to the end with happy Z (and smiling Jack & Rudy).
We did have to turn around at one point on the trail before meeting up with Zorro. You guessed it, turning around means stopping and stopping means goofballs:
Pretty close to "synchronized snow angels" - maybe adding synchronicity to their
snow rolling antics is the next part of the act for them :)
After running to the finish with Zorro, it was time to celebrate a fun day for all:
Happy and focused trio!
Fun morning laying fresh tracks and first tracks with Jack & Rudy before adding Zorro into the team to round out the fun: 8.8 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2019/2020 Season to Date: 65 days on the trails covering 450.9 miles with 42,700 feet of elevation climbed.

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