"You mean this day only happens once every 4 years? Aw Man!" exclaim Max & Zorro.
"Thank Dog this day only happens once every 4 years!" mumbles the exhausted Brad.
|Now that's "Trail Breaking"! Max in lead has snow up to his shoulders. Zorro in back actually|
has his chest up on Max's butt to get a view of the terrain. Look at the incredibly deep snow
trench behind Zorro.
The answer: Extreme trail breaking up steep terrain is the only thing that could slow us down this much.
Our extreme terrain today... (1) Ascending up 1800 feet in about 5.7 miles; (2) Breaking trail in 8-36 inches of snow for the first 4.3 miles! (3) Breaking trail in 12-36 inches of snow for 3.5 miles straight! Now that's extreme...
|Restarting after a quick "catch your breath" break. Zorro thinks he has the better|
trail - a few steps more and he sunk past his head, popped up out of the snow,
declared "Oops, I'll follow Max" and dropped behind the snow stilt lead.
Vital Stats: 6.7 miles; 145m total time; 125m skijoring time (lots of quick "catch your breath" breaks during the extreme trail breaking); 18 MPH top speed; 1800 feet of elevation climbed.