Nice view of "trail breaking tracks" behind Jack & Rudy and morning fog on the mountains of Breckenridge Ski Resort across the valley.
|Breaking trail for the kids. Nice view for me :)|
The kids got a valuable lesson today. Sometimes, deep in the backcountry, the set trail is only one Siberian Husky wide while the snow outside of the set track is extremely deep. As a result, you have to skijor single file. If you try to go side-by-side, either half your body is in snow too deep or one brother is in track while the other cannot keep pace in the deep snow out of track. It took a little bit of work and encouragement from me, but eventually the youngsters "got it" - simply go single file and you can actually go surprisingly fast!
|Sprinting Rudy behind Jack as we go surprisingly fast in a single file configuration.|
|"I WANT to go first!" says Jack to Rudy.|
"No! Let's play instead!" responds Rudy.
Eventually we got onto the more popular trails on Baldy. At this point there was a set track in the middle with shallow powder out of track. If the powder is shallow, Jack will typically run in the side powder and let Rudy (or Zorro & Rudy) have the set track. We call him Powder Jack for his love of the side powder when it is shallow enough to keep pace:
|Powder Jack on the right with in track Rudy on the left.|
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We stopped once to turn around and, well, we stopped...
|"You stopped, we roll, roll, roll!" demonstrates the snow angel twins.|
|All smiles as the trio tows me to the finish. Once again, we have Zorro & Rudy in the|
set track while Powder Jack is in the shallow side powder.
2019/2020 Season to Date: 57 days on the trails covering 389.2 miles with 37,700 feet of elevation climbed.