No, that's not an incoming snowstorm in the background...
|Oliver takes it easy down Ball Pass' steep scree descent - don't want to hurt yourself here!|
|There's nothing better than high alpine singletrack!|
Look at the difference from the same shot...The first photo was taken yesterday, the next one was taken a few years back while GPS'ing the route with Bob Walker, author of Mountain Running in the Canadian Rockies:
|On a smoke filled day...|
|On a clear day...|
All in all, a great day in the mountains, and some quality time spent up high, which I think will help as I tackle a few of Colorado's high passes - Take a look at the route profile from my Suunto's Movescount track: http://www.movescount.com/moves/move373663 (Click on the 'Altitude' tab to get the profile).
Stay tuned for more TransRockies updates very soon...