Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Catching air as we get wild skijoring Wilder Gulch this morning - wheeee!
Absolutely perfect conditions to uncork the skijoring machine!

Sometimes a video is a better way of showing the perfect outing than trying to describe it. Perfect conditions + perfect sled dogs = topping 25 MPH skijoring Wilder Gulch at Vail Pass.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

All kinds of snow machines were out enjoying the perfect morning...
Two types of snow machines - sled dogs and snowmobiles.
Slowing to a gentle trot to safely pass by the snowmobile (who always nicely slow to a
safe passing speed too).

Look at this role reversal at our turnaround point of the day:
"Rolling snow angels to cool off!" demonstrates silly Zorro.
"Really? I would never do such silly antics!" states somber Max (the one who typically
rolls snow angels :)

Back to the trailhead. How was the outing Max?
"Getting wild in Wilder Gulch - I LOVED it!" states ecstatic Max.

A day of perfect conditions: 9.2 miles traveled with 1050 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 44 days on the trails covering 371.5 miles with 39250 feet of elevation climbed.


  1. It´s so bright there! I Kuusamo Finland we can barely see the sun, it´s so low :c It has also been very cold here, under -25 c degrees during days, -30 c degrees in night.

    1. We are having similar lows (-20 to -25 c) but the bright sun warms the days to a comfortable -5ish c on most days. Colorado is famous for its sunshine!