Did we really skijor Monday but not Tuesday? Nope...
|"Pedal to the metal" brothers as we launch up Boreas Pass.|
|Trotting by Baker's Tank. Imagine a train pausing here|
to refill water from this tank!
While the conditions were safe enough to go up Boreas, it was a little too thin coverage to come all the way back down. So, Jack, Rudy & I went up higher than Monday knowing that Nancy & Zorro would be driving up the pass to save us (or, me) from coming down too far on slick & rocky terrain. But, at the higher elevations, we were able to turn around and get some nice speed before meeting up with Nancy and Zorro:
|Nice up high - FLOOR IT! Wheeee!|
As I mentioned, we went far up Boreas until it was time to turnaround. Then we galloped back down quickly as far as the conditions would allow. Once it was unsafe for the human/skis to continue, we paused to wait for Nancy & Zorro. What to do while waiting? Jack & Rudy have never been at a loss for what to do when waiting in snow :)
|"Waiting? No, rolling!!!" demonstrates the snow angel duo.|
Finally, what should be our signature sign-off of every blog this year: reuniting with retired Zorro to have group "end of run" treats:
|"Front & center and READY!" declares cool Zorro.|
"Oh yeah, treats!" say distracted Jack & Rudy :)
We still are on very early season conditions, so the outings are short. But, believe me, Jack & Rudy get the MOST out of a 5-6 mile run! 5.5 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed.