Thursday, November 12, 2020


 Happy & frisky huskies at our turnaround point on Boreas Pass this morning!

Frisky kids playing in the deeper snow off the side of the trail.
Yes, the big hole front/left of Jack is where he just rolled a snow angel :)

The forecast last night was for a dusting or inch of new snow. We woke to 3 inches at home and rushed to get on Boreas Pass before others (the pass is still open to 4WD vehicles until late Nov). We were delighted to find ourselves laying fresh tracks up Boreas in 3-5 inches of new snow! Wheeee!

New snow all to ourselves as we lay fresh tracks up Boreas!

Along the way and the silly kids got distracted by rodents under the snow. Rudy took the opportunity to do his first Rodent Dive of the 2020/2021 season (if you recall last season, Rudy was really perfecting rodent dives as the season progressed :)

The snow was not deep enough for Rudy's patented high arching
swan dives; but it was still a rodent dive! Incoming!

Luckily neither one came up with a rodent in their mouths! 

Once we turned around, we had the fresh snow to ourselves partway down until we encountered a truck coming up the trail. Oh well, the truck tracks made for a fast track to try and fit in. Here we go cruising along Boreas. Wheeee!

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A little further along and we get a nice view of the snow covered ski runs of Breckenridge Ski Resort across the valley:

The morning clouds starting to clear as the ski runs come into view
across the valley from us.

Finally, as is now our traditional parting shot of this year: rejoining elder Zorro for group 'end of run' treats:

"Ready!" says super focused Zorro.
"Me next!" adds happy Jack.
"Waiting my turn!" says patient Rudy!

A great morning laying fresh tracks up Boreas Pass with Rudy's first rodent dive of the season for added entertainment: 8.5 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 6 days on the trails covering 37 miles with 3500 feet of elevation climbed.

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