We did it - we hit 600 total miles for our 2011/2012 skijoring season!
It was a real stretch to get to 600 miles today. The conditions were, well how to put it nicely... horrendous! We spent about 60 minutes on skis and about 60 minutes hiking over exposed terrain. But, the 3 of us were determined to get to 600 miles today.
|The Ugly: "Yikes! Where'd the snow go???"|
This was skiable just 2 days ago! To make matters worse, this was the
shortest of 5 different sections of exposed dirt we encountered on our
outing today. Shed the skis and hike - BOO!
The high temperatures on Saturday and Sunday topped 60 degrees! Melt, melt, MELT!
As a result of the Saturday/Sunday melt-off, our terrain was about an even mix between The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - see for yourself in the photos above and below:
|The Good: Ahhh, a stretch of actual snow!|
Only about 1/3 of our outing had conditions looking like this...
Vital Stats: 8.4 miles; 120m total time; only 60m skijoring time (sigh!); 17 MPH top speed; 1500 feet of elevation climbed.
|Back at the trailhead getting our "end of run hotdog treats".|
Notice the lack of snow on the ground...
Notice Zorro's cute little tongue - Yum, yum!