The musher is wearing shorts on today's dog sled run!
|Daily temperatures have been reaching the 50s and 60s. So, it is "dog sledding in shorts"|
until the snow melts away...
Our usual trails are down to dirt & mud in most places. It is only the trails on the Breckenridge Ski Resort that still have a usable base of snow (since the ski resort packs and grooms the snow during the ski season, this terrain has snow furthest into the Spring). But, a ski resort is designed for downhill skiing, so the trails are steep.
Sled instead of skis & steep terrain leads to short outings with lots of elevation. But, we are still on snow - wheeee!
|Sprinting uphill near the beginning of the outing. Egad, look at all that exposed dirt in the|
sun. But, still useable in the shade!
|"Whoa - look at that huge pit that has opened over the fast running river below the snow!"|
say Max & Zorro as they glance to the left as we jog by.
|The conditions look so beautiful at first glance (especially for mid-May).|
But, notice that deep cut in the snow to our right. The river is breaking through to
melt and steal our snow!
|At our high point on Breckenridge Ski Resort, before starting a fast run back down.|
Max, Zorro & I having fun discussing the day's activities :)
That puts us at a cool 1020.9 miles for the season with an impressive 137,200 feet of elevation climbed!