Sunday, April 21, 2013

Heating Up

After a week of nonstop snow, Spring decided to come back to Colorado today...
It was approaching 30 degrees when we started our outing and approaching 40 when we finished - Siberian Hot!
Max & Zorro rolling dual snow angels at the top of Shrine Pass to cool off.
Notice Zorro's nice "snow angel" as he started a full body length above his current position
on the side of the trail and wiggled down to his current position as he made his snow angel!
Our last 8 skijor outings were all "breaking trail in a foot or more of snow", so today was back to the easy style - cruising the snowmobile trails at Vail Pass. The only thing that slowed us down was rising temperatures (which tends to slow the huskies). But, a fun 14 mile romp despite the rising temps!

Max taking off along a straightaway in the trail.
"Catch me if you can!" declares long-legged, fast Max.
"Hey, wait for me! I really can keep up!" says short-legged Zorro as he was caught off-guard
by Max's burst of speed :)
"See - I can keep up!" demonstrates Zorro along another straightaway.
I meant to ski to the edge of this cliff for the views at our midpoint break.
The Siberians, on the other hand, approached the cliff with too much interest in continuing
over! Luckily I got their attention before we reached the edge...
A nice day skijoring up, down & around the Vail Pass Recreation Area: 13.8 miles with 1650 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

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