Jack & Rudy aren't much for sightseeing at the historic Sally Barber Mine :)
|"You stopped, we 'stop, drop & roll'!" demonstrates the silly kids rolling|
snow angels when I paused momentarily at the historic mine.
We spent the majority of this morning's outing shaded by mountains from the rising sun as we did a fast packed skijor up, down and back up the shaded front side of Sally Barber Mine.
|Jack & Rudy catching air as we zip along the fast packed trail.|
It was almost too fast packed for me to feel safe on skis. I like to pretend that I could stop behind strong & fast Jack & Rudy if I needed to :) Come along for a peek into the fast packed outing. If you look really close, you can see that Jack & Rudy are each in one fast packed lane on each side of the trail. There is a smidget of soft snow in between their two lanes. Thus, I have my right ski in Jack's lane for speed and my left ski in the bit of soft snow in the middle for control to pretend I could stop...
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With such fast packed terrain, we were way ahead of schedule to meet up with Nancy and Zorro. So, we dipped into the backcountry for a bit to ski lesser used and narrow side trails.
|Winding through the trees on a trail that is just a bit too narrow to fit|
shoulder-to-shoulder. Note that Rudy is backed off a bit to fit while Jack
takes the lead on the narrow trail.
Finally, it was time to complete the outing on the other side of the mine. As you see in the first photo, the sun was out at the mine. As you see in the following, the backside of the mine was out of the mountain shade and in the bright sun of another beautiful bluebird day:
|Beautiful morning once we popped out into the sun. Wheeee!|
As usual, we ended the day sharing 'end of run' treats with retired Zorro. Such a fun group event:
|"Ready!" declares very focused Zorro & Jack.|
"I'm having such fun today!" adds smiling Rudy.
A peaceful morning gliding around Sally Barber Mine: 7.4 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2020/2021 Season to Date: 93 days on the trails covering 754.8 miles with 66,000 feet of elevation climbed.