Thursday, May 21, 2015

Late May Beauty

A "Late May Beauty of a Day" atop Rabbit Ears Pass early this morning!
It is May 21st and look at this terrain - wow!

We got up extra early this morning to get to Rabbit Ears while the "top crust" of snow was still frozen from the night before. If it gets cold enough overnight and you get out early enough, then you can often find the top crust solid enough to hold a Siberian Husky and we get to fly all over the terrain. Well, look at the previous photo & the next photo and you see the result of our plan. Success - the top crust held up for us to zoom all over the place this morning!
Great shot of out-stretched Max and sprint-tuck Zorro as we lean into a left - wheeee!

How nice was the "top crust"? Well, watch this great skijor clip as we fly along the terrain to end the day's outing!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

You get some great views from atop Rabbit Ears...
Pausing to look down on the rest of Colorado - one of my favorite views.
"Hmmm, not sure we are impressed!" declare my partners.

Let us show you some real views:
"Sniff, sniff - hey these are FRESH moose tracks!" declares Max.
"Dunk, dunk - my head can fit in a moose print!" demonstrates Zorro.
Max & Zorro were clearly more impressed with the 'moose tracks view' than my
panoramic view...

A Late May Beauty of a Day!
"I think this has been the best May 21st in history!" exclaim the ecstatic pair at one of our
turnaround points on the trail.

Get up & out early before the snow softens was this morning's goal. What a success! 8.6 miles with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 146 days on the trails covering 1258.8 miles with 131,850 feet of elevation climbed.

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