Saturday, January 1, 2022


Nice shot of historic Iowa Mill on Baldy Mountain!

"Stopped for views? Well, then, I'm rolling snow angels!" demonstrates silly Jack.
"Does he ever skip a 'stop, drop & roll' opportunity?" asks Rudy :)

The temperature when we started our outing was 8F, the temperature when we ended was 4F. Our route took us up Baldy Mountain, so our low temperature of the morning was somewhere well below 4F. Did that make a difference to Jack? Ha! Look at the prior photo of the goof rolling in the snow in temperatures below 4! Did it make a difference to me? Well, yes!!! There was also a breeze, so no way was I taking us above treeline and into wind chills far below zero (probably approaching -20F). The outcome? We did three laps around Iowa Mill on Baldy Mountain to stay below treeline our entire outing.

Lap 1: zooming along behind fast running Jack & Rudy:

Zooming on Lap #1.

Lap 2: the kids switched positions at our turnaround but same result :)

Zooming on Lap #2.

By our third lap around Iowa Mill, other skiers had finally started appearing on the trail. So, lap 3 involved flirting and putting smiles on the faces of all we encountered!

Lap #3: entertaining the crowds - smiles all around watching Jack & Rudy
propel me along the trail.

Today's video highlight? Well, how about a minute of fast packed action during lap #2. Come along for the fun. Wheeee!

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Three laps + entertaining the crowds - that's a way to earn your end of run treats:

"Been there, done that. How about those treats?" asks focused Zorro.
"Great day! Wonderful temperatures!" adds giddy Jack.
"I could stay out all day long!" says silly Rudy.

Fun laps keeping the human below treeline this morning: 7.1 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2021/2022 Season to Date: 50 days on the trails covering 396.0 miles with 37,600 feet of elevation climbed.

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