Friday, February 26, 2016


Having fun "flirting with the crowds" at Vail Pass this morning...
"Flirt? Who me?" asks happy Max.
"Who wouldn't want to be flirted with by ME?" smirks cute little Zorro.

For our skijoring uses, Vail Pass is primarily a network of fast & groomed snowmobile trails. For humans, though, Vail Pass also offers a network of backcountry huts. Groups will take the entire morning or afternoon to ski to the huts and then stay overnight before heading back another day. Every once in a while we leave the fast & groomed section of Vail Pass to go tour the huts and flirt with the overnighters. Today was one such flirtatious day.

Below is a nice shot of one of the many, many huts on Vail Pass. These "huts" look so nice from the outside, it is hard to imagine that they really do not have electricity or running water and the only source of heat is wood burning stoves!
"Hey - nice hut!" states Zorro as we trot by.
"Lets go find people and flirt!" suggests Max.

We encountered 5 different groups of hut overnighters (or hutters) this morning and Max & Zorro took the opportunity to flirt with each group. Below is the best flirt encounter...
We came around a corner to find this large group of hutters.
"I bet they melt in our hands!" state Max & Zorro preparing to flirt with the crowd.

This set of hutters turned out to be a bunch of teenage girls (with an adult at the front and back). That is putty to Max & Zorro :)  Everyone in the group reached out to pat & stroke Max & Zorro as we passed by.
Hand stroking down Zorro's back. Max accepting a pat from the right with the outstretched
hand to the left that just finished stroking down his back.
"Love to flirt and get all this attention!" declare the flirtatious Max & Zorro.

But, remember our primary use of Vail Pass - fast & groomed terrain. After finishing our flirt tour of the huts, it was back to pedal to the metal:
Catching air as we fly along the fast Shrine Pass Trail. Zoooom!

A day of flirting and sprinting: 9.1 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 84 days on the trails covering 716.6 miles with 75700 feet of elevation climbed.

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