Thursday, October 31, 2013

Closing out October in Style

Fresh snow Tuesday night lead to a wonderful day of "fresh powder skijoring" Wednesday morning on Rabbit Ears Pass.

"What a great day! Is it really October?" ask a happy Max & Zorro.
The picture above captures the joy of the day. We had just finished a long stretch of rolling hills in 3-6 inches of fresh powder. As we came out of the trees into this meadow, I instinctually said, "Woo, what a nice run!" On hearing me, my partners stopped, spun around and gave me these happy faces of agreement! As soon as I skied up behind them, it was one last happy glance and they spun forward to continue trotting through the snow. It is so much fun to share in the enthusiasm of Max & Zorro!

A nice shot of Max & Zorro leaping and powering through deep powder.

A fun trot over fresh powder with fresh snow in the trees all around us.
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"What do you mean we are turning around?!? Look at all this fresh, untouched snow
in front of us!" declare Max & Zorro when I said it was time to turn around and head back.
Max's snow angels never cease to crack me up. He is such a "snow rolling" goof! :-)

Wednesday marked our last run of what turned out to be a wonderful October. We covered 8.8 miles with 1050 feet of elevation climbed. That brings us to 85.8 miles with 8600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH - all by the end of October. We are certainly on track for a record season... Pray for snow to keep it going!

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