Friday, May 29, 2015

Stop and Go

It was "stop & go" most of the day as conditions are quickly nearing the "end of season"...
Pulling strong to the finish as the road ahead is the end of our run this morning.

This morning was probably our last run of the season at Rabbit Ears Pass. We will not say it is absolutely our last rabbit run, but most likely it was.

The conditions were a constant "go, stop, take off skis, traverse dirt, put skis back on, repeat..." as we had to remove the skis 14 times to cross large patches of exposed ground over the course of our 6.8 mile outing. Such a shame when a trail dies for the season. Come along for an outing of "stop and go" atop Rabbit Ears Pass.
"Lookout - 'skis off' section ahead!" declares Zorro making sure I see the danger ahead.
"I'm taking my toes to the edge of snow before waiting!" states Max.

We'd shed the skis, cross the dirt, reattach the skis and go for as long as we could until the next stop point. "Stop & go, stop & go, stop & go (repeat 14 times)!"
Yay, skis back on - go, go, goooooo!

Oops, stop again...
"It's still Toes on Snow (mostly), so we are ok with the stop & go day!" declare the happy
pair at yet another "shed the skis" point on the trail.

Stop, go, stop, go, ... did it every get old?
"I am still having a ball, got those skis back on yet?" asks Max as I am reattaching the skis
after the latest dirt crossing.
"Ok, it is getting a little old. Can we GO yet?" states serious Zorro starting to run low
on patience for the day's conditions.

Most likely our last rabbit run of the 2014/2015 season... 6.8 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 151 days on the trails covering 1298.4 miles with 135,850 feet of elevation climbed.

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