Friday, May 1, 2015

May Opener

Yes it is May and yes we are still on snow! Yay!!!! What a great May Opener this morning.
Zoom we go on some great conditions for May!

May is the "month of melt" for the Colorado Mountains; so every day we get on the trails is a special day. We still hold out hopes for 1-2 snowstorms in May; but the reality is that we are in the month of melt. As a result, we make the best of all the snow we can find...
"Things were great on today's terrain!" exclaims giddy Max.
"Toes on snow means we GO!" states happy Zorro.

We could not resist making an extended video for today's highlight reel. A few things to watch & listen for in today's highlight. (1) Listen (or watch) closely for the "slush bombs" flying off Max & Zorro's feet and into the camera (and my face) - the "clicks" you can hear in the video are slush bombs hitting the GoPro. (2) Mostly nice terrain but watch for the ice patches that appear along the trail - at least it was ice and not dirt! (3) Pretty nice for May.....
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A few good "view shots" along the way today:
Oops, this side trail ended in dirt; but we get a nice view of the ski runs on Peaks 9 & 10 of
Breckenridge Ski Resort across the valley.
Trotting along as the ski runs on Peak 6 at Breckenridge Ski Resort come into view on the
mountain far in the foreground.

But, if you ask Max & Zorro, the best view was...
"Moose Tracks!!!!! Fresh Moose Tracks!!!" state the intense pair plunging their noses
into the moose prints. We never found the owner of the tracks; but they were fresh enough
to generate some excitement in Max & Zorro's noses!

A May Day on Snow is a Great Day: 7.9 miles with 950 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 134 days on the trails covering 1152.4 miles with 121,000 feet of elevation climbed.

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