Monday, April 20, 2015

Solo Track

Laying Fresh Tracks in a Solo Snowmobile Track atop Rabbit Ears Pass - Wheeeee!
"I'll take one 'runner track', you take the other 'runner track' and give the human the wide center
track and off we goooo!" say my fun partners as we lay fresh tracks in 2-3 inches of fresh snow
in a solo snowmobile track leading us up, down and around Rabbit Ears Pass.

We were laying fresh tracks in 1-4 inches of new snow the whole outing on Rabbit Ears Pass. Our route had us following snowmobile trails all over the terrain. Near the trailhead the snowmobile tracks were wide (e.g., multiple machines wide); but after about 2 miles, all tracks disappeared except for a solo snowmobile track. We had a great time following this solo track for miles and miles as if felt like it was just us and one other person who had experienced this great April snow!

Most of the outing looked like the first picture with us running in the solo track. But, down low it was laying fresh tracks on wider snowmobile trails:
The trail is about 3 snowmobiles wide near the trailhead; but it was still laying fresh tracks
in 1-2 inches of snow near the start of the day.

It was below freezing; but not by much....
"Aahh, rolling snow angels to cool off!" demonstrate the funny pair at our quick midpoint
break of the outing.

A fun video highlight from the day as we uncork the skijoring engine along the trail - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Great day atop Rabbit Ears Pass laying fresh tracks in a solo snowmobile track for most of the day: 9.7 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 126 days on the trails covering 1087.0 miles with 114,650 feet of elevation climbed.

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