Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday, 12/10/08 Bear, S. Boulder, Sanitas

10 miles
4,800 vertical

The trip up to Bear saddle was an easy cruise on packed trail. Above that, it was a complete wallow fest even though the trail had seen a few recent visitors as the wind was creating some impressive drifts. The trip to S. Boulder was tricky and laborious taking 20 minutes to get there and a little less to get back. I had originally planned on doing this twice, but the snow conditions above the saddle eliminated that possibility, so I moved on to the warmer and sunnier climate of Sanitas for one lap.

Splits:

Bear: 1:05
S. Boulder 1:25
Finish 2:20

Sanitas:

23up/17 down

Tuesday, 12/09/08 Sanitas X 2

6 miles
2,600 vertical

Started at 7am, lots of slipping and sliding in the fresh snow despite a set or two of footprints to chase. Even though I put in an effort on the high side of moderate both times, I was only able to muster a 26 minute ascent each time. The first descent was 23 minutes and then I cut 5 minutes off the next time down. Fun day.