A bit windy high up near treeline on Baldy Mountain this morning!
|Jack & Rudy breaking trail in 10+ inches of powder as the haze you see|
in this photo is snow blowing all around us.
We skijored two laps on Baldy Mountain this morning. On the first lap we went high to near treeline. Once we got up in elevation, the snow was deep, deep, deep! Some of it from snowfall and some of it from wind blown drifts. Jack & Rudy had a very aerobic romp through the deep powder!
|Breaking trail in about 18 inches of powder in this shot! POW!|
But, we did spend the majority of the outing down "in the trees" lower on Baldy. The powder was only a couple of inches deep down lower in the protection of trees. Jack earned the nickname Powder Jack long ago for his love to run in shallow powder over set tracks. If the snow is shallow enough for him to keep pace in the powder, he'll always run there over set tracks. Thus, Powder Jack.
|Only one person had been on this trail before us. Rudy chose to run in the|
existing ski track while Powder Jack chose to run in the shallow powder instead.
Come along for the video counterpart to the prior photo. Powder Jack having a blast in the shallow powder running alongside Rudy in the single set ski track. Wheeee!
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Of course, skijoring Baldy means we get to flirt and fly on by oncoming skiers all morning long :)
|"Hi... Bye... Made you smile!" says Jack & Rudy cruising on by.|
Deep powder up high, shallow powder down low, what a fun array of conditions, right guys?
|"Yep! Now how about those end of run treats?!?" says the focused pair.|
Fun powder day on Baldy Mountain: 7.2 miles traveled with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2022/2023 Season to Date: 52 days on the trails covering 441.1 miles with 39,400 feet of elevation climbed.