Friday, February 20, 2015


A fast day on the fast trails at Vail Pass!
"We believe we can fly. We believe we can soar. If we just do it, there's nothing to it!" say my
out-stretched and airborne, flying skijor partners! I love drifting to the side (in this case, the left)
when we are flying along open straightaways; this usually allows me to catch a beautiful
"fly shot" like this!

Our runs at Vail Pass are traditionally known for the impressive view shots we get on sunny days showcasing the incredible mountains all around us. Well, today was a bit overcast so the "mountain view" shots were not as impressive as usual. To make up for the lack of mountain views, Max & Zorro treated me to even more impressive "sprinting sled dog" shots all day as we had the pedal to the metal most of the day on the trails in Wilder Gulch...

Another nice "fly shot" showcasing my sprinting partners. The shot is at such a low angle
because I am in a "ski tuck" in order to keep upright with the speedy pair!
Entering a slight left in the trail as Zorro the "inside vehicle" is in a tuck while Max the
"outside vehicle" is in an airborne stretch to keep pace with the inside wheel. Zoom!

The majority of the day's outing consisted of flying on the Wilder Gulch snowmobile trail as shown above. But, at our high point we were ahead of schedule (imagine that :) so we took three side tours in shallow powder to weave our way through the forest before flying back along Wilder Gulch to the Vail Pass Trailhead:
Cooling the toes in shallow powder side trails - aahh!

Fly trails, powder side trails - we love them ALL!
"Hi! Fly trails, side trails, up trails, down trails - we love them all!" say my happy partners
coming back at me at one of our side trail turnarounds.

A zippy day at Vail Pass covering 9.7 miles with 950 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 84 days on the trails covering 729.5 miles with 77,350 feet of elevation climbed.

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