Friday, January 8, 2021


 The fun three pack joining me for end of run treats at the trailhead:

Happy pack patiently awaiting their 'end of run' treats.

We started the day on narrow single track trails on Baldy Mountain. After doing a quick loop on Baldy, we transitioned over to the backcountry trail connecting Baldy Mountain to Boreas Mountain. About 3/4 of the outing was spent on these fun single track trails:

Zooming along a backcountry single track trail. Wheeee!

Along the way and Rudy heard, smelled or sensed (or all three) rodents under the snow off the trail. So, of course, that got us one of Rudy's patented rodent dives. Apparently the rodents were far off trail as Rudy did more of a long rodent dive as opposed to his usual high arching dives. Silly kid:

"Rodents in the snow! Dive, dive!!!" demonstrates Rudy.
"Really? I'm right behind you!" adds Jack.

Eventually we dropped out of the backcountry and onto the fast & wide Boreas Pass Trail. Zoom:

We are just about to exit the "morning shadow" of Boreas Mountain and into
the morning sun at Baker's Tank.

Out of Boreas' shadow and cruising along the fast packed trail as Breckenridge Ski Resort comes into view across the valley:

Fast running Jack & Rudy. Pretty view of Breck Ski Resort.

Today's video highlight showcased Jack & Rudy's skijoring skills. Come along as we are going fast to end the morning's outing. As the video concludes, we approach the winter gate at the Boreas Trailhead. I utter "Easy, easy" pretty softly as we approach and Jack & Rudy slow perfectly to take me through the gate safely. A great "strong to the finish" video with perfect listening and safety to end. Good boys!

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A fun day spent primarily on backcountry single track trails and then ending fast on the packed and wide Boreas Pass Trail: 8.3 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2020/20201 Season to Date: 52 days on the trails covering 408.2 miles with 36,400 feet of elevation climbed.

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