Snowpack as far as the eye can see atop Rabbit Ears Pass this morning!
|Cruising along the top of the pass with beautiful, white terrain as far as you can see.|
We found the occasional "signs of spring", but they were very rare & limited. We were able to skijor up, down, right & left just about any direction we chose!
|A little bit of creek breakthrough to the right & left in front of us; but that just means|
you trot through the breakage as it is still 99% white as far as the eye can see!
It was actually a very interesting outing today as there was a strong (20-40mph) headwind for the majority of our "out route" and then a strong tailwind returning on the same route. It was interesting as the "out route" is more downhill than uphill, so the return route is more uphill than downhill. But, with the strong headwind & tailwind we had an intriguing outing where our predominantly uphill leg was significantly faster than our predominantly downhill leg! Faster uphill than downhill - that tells you how strong the wind was! No problem, though, just an interesting speed profile...
|"Yep, no problem here - just a little wind to deal with!" declare the happy pair circling|
around at our turnaround point of the day.
Max & Zorro get "pork chunks" at the end of every run as a reward for towing me all over the terrain. They are such focused boys awaiting their treats:
|"I'm ready - my turn, my turn!" states happy Max.|
"Get to it, come on man!" declares intense little Zorro.
A fun day atop the pass covering 9 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 118 days on the trails covering 1022.5 miles with 107,800 feet of elevation climbed.