Friday, June 6, 2014


Only 25 days apart... Wow...
Sally Barber Mine 25 days apart.
Left: skijoring by the mine on May 12, 2014.
Right: hiking by the mine on June 6, 2014.

Yes, our skijoring season is pretty much over. It is now "hiking for the summer" while we wait for the first snow of the 2014/2015 season...

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Joring Season Finale

June 1st was Zorro's 6th birthday and we celebrated with our first ever "outing on skis in June"!
Look at all the snow still on the trails at Rabbit Ears Pass.
What a beautiful June 1st skijor run we had!!!

We have had the sled out in June before, but never the skis. It takes a magical snow season to still have snowpack to ski in June. I do not know of a better present we could have given Zorro for his 6th birthday...
"I LOVE it!!!!!" exclaims happy little 6 year old Zorro!
"In case you did not notice, the snow ends at this cliff!" states lead dog Max making sure
we do not continue on to the rocky cliff in front of us.
Notice that you cannot see any snow in the foreground as we are on what is probably the last
skiable snowpack in Colorado.

Our outing took us to our favorite "south trail" atop Rabbit Ears Pass. It was most likely the final outing of our incredible 2013/2014 Skijoring Season. The pictures & video in today's blog may look amazing; but Rabbit Ears is melting at about 4-6 inches per day right now. So, this is our last outing of the season unless we find some hidden snow gem soon....

Today's video highlight is nothing short of amazing - flying on the trails on skis in June!!! Look out for the slush bomb that flies off Zorro's foot and splatters the GoPro cover near the end of the video...
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

June Joring - who thought it was possible (without going to Antartica :-) ???
"The BEST June 1st EVER! What a birthday bash!" declare the happy brothers looking back
approvingly at one of our turnaround points of the day.

Ok, we will say it once more... An amazing outing in June - covering 7.4 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed.

Sadly this brings our 2013/2014 Skijoring Season to a close. But, the tears shed quickly when you reflect back on the season we had. It was purely... shall we say it again... amazing!

156 days on the trails covering 1341.8 miles with 152,800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 26 MPH.

We will compile a "season in review" video during the summer and, who knows, maybe we will surface with 1 (or 2) last surprise outings. But, most likely not, as this is probably the last outing of the season. Thanks for following along with us - pray for snow in 2014/2015!