Tuesday, May 13, 2014

More May Pow

Another powder day on the trail in May - wow!
Beautiful airborne Siberians launching themselves (and me) over a rise in the trail!

We spent the majority of the day laying fresh tracks in 3-5 inches of fresh powder. We did encounter the occasional runoff patches interfering with the trail; but nothing we could not carefully navigate around. A perfect May day!

Today's video highlight is a fun clip of Max & Zorro transitioning from a gentle trot to a "pedal to the metal" sprint - zoom!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Max & Zorro have different opinions of "runoff patches" and how to deal with such terrain...
"Boing - over the shallow runoff patch I go!" says funny, water averse Zorro.
If the water is not frozen, he wants nothing to do with it as he can hurdle and long jump
just about any water obstacle
"What is the big deal? Just a little cool water on the toes..." suggests Max who has no
problem just walking through shallow water obstacles. It is night & day between Max & Zorro
in how they view shallow water obstacles!

A few water obstacles versus tons of powder fun - how was the day?
"We'll take any day like this in May!" exclaim the happy pair at our midpoint turnaround.

Still racking up the miles in May: 8.2 miles with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 147 days on the trails covering 1275.7 miles with 145,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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