Nice shot of Breckenridge Ski Resort far across the valley from cool running Jack & Rudy :)
|Impressive blue skies! Nice shot of the ski resort.|
Cool running Jack & Rudy.
We spent this morning skijoring seldom used trails tucked away in the backcountry. Along the way, we had many sights to take in, such as views of the ski resort (from far away) as you see above.
Despite the gorgeous blue skies you see in the prior photo, we started the morning tucked away in the shade of the forest laying fresh tracks on lesser used trails:
|Laying fresh tracks on this "unpublished" trail in the backcountry.|
When you drift deep in the forests around Breckenridge, you often come across the ruins of old mining cabins. It's pretty amazing how many of the long abandoned structures still exist sprinkled throughout the forest.
|"Has a roof. Has walls! We should move in!" declares cabin inspecting|
Jack & Rudy.
Eventually we dropped out of the forest and into the awesome morning sun. I love this cool shot of Jack & Rudy following a solo snowmobile track we found taking across this vast open meadow:
|Using the track to zoom, zoom zoom. Cool snow poofs coming off|
Jack & Rudy's feet as we zip along.
Further along and another old mining cabin to investigate. There is a front door (straight in front of Rudy) and side door (follow Jack's line) to this cabin. Jack & Rudy thought it would be polite to plow a path to each doorway for others to use :)
|"If we plow, others can visit too!" declares the hard working|
powder plowing kids.
The best sight of the day? Well, finding our cool retired mentor Zorro at the trailhead to share 'end of run' treats!
|"Glad you came back!" says focused Zorro.|
"Cool day!" adds Jack.
"Chilling back here until the treats really come out!" says mellow Rudy.
A very peaceful morning on quiet, lesser used trails in the backcountry: 8.4 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2021/2022 Season to Date: 97 days on the trails covering 811.7 miles with 77,000 feet of elevation climbed.