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.