Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Snow Easy

So easy to run far & fast in fresh snowmobile tracks.
Would that be "Snow Easy"?
Opening up the throttle as we have a fresh snowmobile track to follow far & fast
at Rabbit Ears Pass.

We started the day laying fresh tracks in about 4 inches of new snow. After about 1/4 of the outing, we were passed by a group of snowmobilers. So, we went from "fun work laying fresh tracks" to "fun & fast sprinting in a snowmobile track". We were on our favorite easy trail at Rabbit Ears Pass and boy did it get easy & fast once we had the snowmobile track to follow - Snow Easy!

Nothing but fresh snow in front of us as we are having fun setting the trail with active
snow falling all around us.

We followed the snowmobiles for miles & miles until I called out time to turnaround and head back:
"You sure, I thought we'd follow this track to Nome!" suggests curious Max.
"Really? I'm with Max - keep going to Nome!" declares glancing Zorro.

No, really, time to turnaround. Ok, but first....
"Rolling snow angels to cool off first!" declares silly Max.
"Eating snowcones to cool off first!" declares fun Zorro.
The temperature was around 0F and there was a bit of a wind. I guess that was hot :)

A rarity at Rabbit Ears Pass - moose distraction!
"Sniff, sniff - must be one in the trees to the left!" declare the moose staring pair.
Our noses pulled us to stare intensely into the thick trees although we did not actually spot a moose.
But, the intensity of the stare told me one was certainly nearby.

A "snow easy" run in a fresh snowmobile track most of the day: 9.2 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 70 days on the trails covering 592.7 miles with 62750 feet of elevation climbed.

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