Monday, March 9, 2020


Everyone positioned "in order" for their "end of run" treats this morning :)
"Me first!" says pack leader Zorro.
"I'm second!" says happy Jack waiting for his turn after Zorro.
"Look at mature me, politely waiting 3rd in line!' adds cute Rudy.
We did a split skijor this morning to give young Jack & Rudy a long run but still add Zorro for a nice run for the elder gentleman.

Jack, Rudy and I started on the Gluteus Maximus Trail at Breckenridge Nordic Center and found ourselves laying fresh tracks in an inch or so of new snow.
Wheeee as we lay fresh tracks flying along the fast trail!
The kids and I did a couple of laps on the Gluteus Maximus & Minimus trails before finally transitioning onto the main trail taking you up peaks 6 & 7 of Breckenridge Ski Resort. We met Zorro & Nancy at the trail intersection and added Zorro for an out & back on the upper elevation trail of the nordic center. As with the first leg with the kids, we found ourselves laying fresh tracks the entire way out. What fun!
The trio laying fresh tracks on the upper elevation trail. Fun!
Time to turn around, I knelt down to pause and send Nancy a text of our planned arrival. Everyone having a good time?
"Yes! Let me come back to tell you how much fun!" says happy Zorro circling back to me.
"Love running with my big brother!" adds giddy Rudy.
"Timber, I'm about to drop & roll a snow angel!" adds silly Jack (he did drop & roll, of course :)
We kept to the right on the way out & up so that we could have a wide trail of continued fresh snow for the return direction. Freshies up and then freshies down!
You can see our out & up tracks to our left as we come back
down the middle laying fresh tracks both ways!
Here we go for one of many fun stretches of trail this morning. Flying along as the only tracks on the trail are our out tracks. Zoom, zoom, whee!
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Finally, the happy trio towing me to the finish. Love the look on Jack's face as he knows we should be slowing down (there is a gate and then road at the trailhead not far in front of us) but Zorro & Rudy are having fun going full throttle as long as possible.
"Hey bros, shouldn't we be slowing a bit to keep the human alive?" asks trotting Jack.
"NO! Go faster, he can stop later!" says the flying Zorro & Rudy.
A nice layer of fresh snow this morning to lay fresh tracks for miles & miles on a long run for Jack & Rudy with elder Zorro joining in for the second half: 8.6 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2019/2020 Season to Date: 116 days on the trails covering 787.8 miles with 72,300 feet of elevation climbed.

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