Catching air as we zooooom along the freshly groomed trail at Rabbit Ears Pass!
|Beautiful day to FLY!|
We had a fun & strenuous day on the trails yesterday breaking trail on steep terrain (up & down). So, we decided to reward everyone with a short, fun & fast outing today.
Our plan was to run a quick 5.5 miles at Rabbit Ears; but the conditions were soooo great that we did 6.8 miles instead (in the same time we planned for 5.5)! Zoom!
A few of the trails at Rabbit Ears Pass get regularly groomed as companies run snowmobile tours here. We had the pleasure of being the first tracks on a freshly groomed trail this morning. Max & Zorro were having a blast uncorking the engine and flying around the trails!
|Love this shot of the "snow dust" kicking up behind the sprinting Siberians as they really|
open up the throttle on easy terrain!
A fun video clip as we hit a short steep down on the trail before leveling out into an open straightaway. I am flying behind my partners when Max gets a little too close to the soft right shoulder which slows him off a taut gangline for a moment before he rights himself to takeoff as we level out into the straightaway. Zoom!
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A fast "out leg" before deciding to turnaround and return the same route:
|"Turnaround? Ok, zoom zoom zoom!" states happy Max.|
"Wheeee, sorry my tail is blocking my huge smile!" says cute Zorro.
But, before we turnaround we must cool the jets so we can uncork them again:
|"Aahh, throw some water on those jets to cool before uncorking them again!" declare the silly pair.|
An extremely fast 6.8 miles with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 120 days on the trails covering 1037.0 miles with 109,450 feet of elevation climbed.