We surpassed 1300 miles of skijoring for the 2013/2014 season today.
Wow, I never thought 1300 miles was possible; but Max & Zorro certainly showed me this year!
We reached 1300 miles by putting together a 2 day outing to Rabbit Ears Pass yesterday and today. A review of our 2 day run to record skijoring miles below:
Day 1: Sun Day Sunday
It was a bright sunny day for our Sunday outing at Rabbit Ears and the trail we chose to run is wide & open for miles & miles:
|Following snowmobile tracks at the start of our sunny Sunday outing.|
May 18th and the terrain is still "all white" as far as the eye can see!
|Many miles later and now following a solo snowmobile track across the wide open and|
snow covered terrain.
It was May and the sun was shining, so the top layer of trail was slushy all day; but that did not curb anyone's enthusiasm:
|"We are on snow on May 18th. Sun, schmun & slush schmush - we are having a blast!" declare my|
ecstatic partners at our turnaround point of the outing.
Tally for day 1: 8.3 miles with 600 feet of elevation climbed (a "flat" trail by our standards :-)
Day 2: Shade Day Monday
Our route on Monday was a 180 from our Sunday approach. We took our favorite "trail through the forest" at Rabbit Ears and, thus, were in the shade most of the day:
|Most of the day looked like this photo: rolling & shaded trail winding through the forest.|
Our video highlight from the trip is a short clip of us cruising through the forest in the shade - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
The only downside of Monday's route is it has two steep elevation climbs that you must ascend before getting onto the endless, rolling & shaded run through the forest. No problem, elevation is just more exercise:
|"No problem at all! A little elevation for miles of shade & snow - we'll take it any day!"|
say the happy pair clearly enjoying a May 19th on great snow!
Tally for day 2: 7.9 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed.
Total for our 2 day outing at Rabbit Ears: 16.2 miles with 1500 feet of elevation climbed. A pretty amazing amount of mileage for May 18-19.
2013/2014 Season to Date: 150 days on the trails covering 1300.5 miles with 148,400 feet of elevation climbed. Wow!