Sunday, April 27, 2014

1200 - We Made It

We surpassed 1200 miles of skijoring for the 2013/2014 season today!
1200 miles - woo hoo, we made it!!!
"We did it, we did it - 1200 miles!" express my happy & satisfied skijor partners!

We woke to a small layer of fresh powder with snow still falling and decided to skijor Swan Valley as we would be sure to get the mileage to surpass 1200 miles for the season. We did a loop around the South Fork area of Swan Valley and were laying fresh tracks in 1-3 inches of fresh snow all day.

The trails look so beautiful with fresh snow as Max & Zorro tow me through the
day's fresh layer.

Today's video highlight goes along with the theme of the previous photo - a fun glide through the forest behind my sled dog pals - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

I could pretend the previous photo & video were the condition of the trails all day; but that would be pretending. Spring really is here and, while the new snow hid most of the "spring damage", it was still visible on & off...

"Quick, lean to the left - puddle damage to the right!" say Max & Zorro as we came over
a slight hump to find this unwelcome obstacle on the trail.
"Whoa - look at that huge creek breakup!" state the left glancing pair as they slowed to
make sure the terrain was safe as we approached this huge section of breakup in the
middle of the trail!

We knew we needed at least 9.6 miles to pass 1200 today; boy did we cut it close: 9.7 miles with 950 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 138 days on the trails covering 1200.1 miles with 138,200 feet of elevation climbed. Woo hoo - 1200 miles and counting....

1 comment:

  1. How far away of a trip is Swan Valley, ID from you? Is it difficult to travel with your guys? Swan Valley isn't too far from me when I start skijoring I will check it out.