Handsome boys, great sled dogs! :)
|Nice profile of the handsome kids as we paused to let me turn|
my skis onto a fun side trail this morning.
We woke to a nice layer of fresh snow this morning. With new snow in late March, we were able to go back to some of the trails that had been drying & icing up before today. One such network of trails was those around the historic Sally Barber Mine.
Here come Jack & Rudy gliding by the mine as a jealous cross country skier looks on. "Jealous?" you ask? Well, yes, the skier was quite impressed by Jack & Rudy towing me and he said, "Wow, now that's the way to do it!" as we cruised on by. He probably wanted to chat with us about skijoring; but Jack & Rudy were all business and wanted no part of stopping :)
|"Hi! Bye! No time to talk, we've got fresh snow!!!" says the 'on by' kids.|
We actually made three passes by the mine; but only one pass on the main trail as you see above. With a nice amount of fresh snow, we abandoned "set trails" most of the morning and made our own path on untouched snow in the backcountry!
|Rudy blasting through a hump of powder as Jack zips along by his side.|
Rudy Powder Boom!
It was a wonderful day to get off trail and enjoy the powder. You never know when your last powder day is going to occur once we get into late March, April and May...
|Breaking trail and zipping through the trees. Wheeee!|
Come along for a wonderful glimpse into "backcountry skijoring" with Jack & Rudy as we are making our own path in untouched snow on unmarked side trails (only locals know where this trail is located :)
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What a fun powder day, especially for late March! Yay for Snow! Time for end of run treats with retired mentor Zorro:
|"Hey! There's no treats in that hand yet!" declares inspector Zorro.|
"The treats are still in the bag! I see them!" states smart Jack.
"Waiting my turn!" adds mellow Rudy.
Abandoning set trails to make our own way in the backcountry in late March! What a treat: 8.6 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2021/2022 Season to Date: 123 days on the trails covering 1042.5 miles with 97,900 feet of elevation climbed.