Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dense Fog

This morning's skijor outing was dominated by dense fog with fast sprints whenever the fog lifted.
Break in the fog as we are flying along the trail about to kick it into another gear on the
upcoming slight downhill. GPS clocked us at 25 MPH today!

We had many sections of trail where the fog was so dense that I had no real idea where the trail was. I just put my trust in Max & Zorro to take us the right way....
Can you see a trail? Neither could I! Just trust the sled dogs to take you the right way.

I would just follow Max & Zorro through the dense fog and was amazed that they never veered from the trail! We would pass the occasional trail marker telling us we were on track. On a clear day you can alway see 5-10 trail markers ahead of you. Today we could only see one when we were right next to it! Amazing trail skills from these two!
Trail marker to the left. You cannot see anything but Max & Zorro demonstrated perfect
trail following skills all morning!

Whenever the fog would lift slightly, it was pedal to the metal!
"Break in the fog - go!" says sprinting Zorro.
"Here I come too!" says cute Max giving Zorro an approving look as we start a sprint.

Despite dense fog, we were on one of our favorite "fast trails" at Rabbit Ears Pass. So, I just put my trust in Max & Zorro and we covered some serious distance & speed: 9.6 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 59 days on the trails covering 501.9 miles with 52800 feet of elevation climbed.

Surpassing 500 miles for the season. 500 and counting...

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