Laying fresh tracks to start this morning's skijor on Baldy Mountain!
|First on the trail to enjoy the morning's fresh snow! Wheeee!|
What's that building, you wonder? Well, it is an old abandoned cabin from the mining days in Breckenridge in the 1800s. Need proof it is really 150+ years old? Well, look to the upper right corner of the photo and you see the outhouse that was this cabin's bathroom back when it was inhabited :)
With 6+ inches of fresh snow this morning, we went to one of our favorite powder day destinations: the steep trails on Baldy Mountain. We did two laps around the historic Iowa Mill. Well, it has become a ritual with Jack & Rudy at the mill this season: snow angels from Jack and woos from Rudy. Silly kids.
|Rolling and wooing at Iowa Mill.|
Yes, this is at least the 4th "roll & woo" photo we've had at Iowa Mill
On the second lap by the mill, we climbed a couple 100 feet above the mill to get on an untouched side trail. It was powder plowing on this trail!
|Breaking trail and blasting through 6-8 inches of powder. POW!|
Come along for today's powder day video. We begin this clip breaking trail and blasting through 6-8 inches of powder on an untouched side trail. Then, we round a corner at the historic Iowa Mill to take off in a few pre-existing tracks on this popular main trail. As we get to the mill, if your volume is up, you'll hear me call out a "left" and then "right". I do this so Jack & Rudy will drift left at first so I can begin the right corner on my skis before calling them back "right" to rejoin me once I've rounded the corner (if I only said "right", the fast kids would cut the corner tighter than I can make it on cross country skis). Perfect listening/performing skills from my great partners.
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Then, as is always the case, we got to fly by oncoming skiers on the popular main trail and put smiles on faces :)
|"Hi! Bye! Made you smile!" says fun Jack & Rudy cruising on by.|
After an aerobic powder day, the kids are really ready for end of run treats.
|"Ready to refuel!" declares the happy, hard working sled dogs.|
Great powder day on steep Baldy Mountain: 6.5 miles traveled with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2022/2023 Season to Date: 106 days on the trails covering 937.8 miles with 86,600 feet of elevation climbed.
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