Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fog to Clear

This morning's short skijor outing went from "dense, near zero visibility" fog to clear and sunny. All in one quick & short 5.8 mile outing!
Can you see anything? Neither could I! Just trust Max & Zorro to keep us on trail.
Take a look at the prior photo. On a clear day would be able to see Rabbit Ears Peak, Dumont Lake Campground, Highway 40 and miles & miles of snowmobile tracks from this exact point on the trail! But, this morning you cannot see anything due to the dense fog. I just put my trust in Max & Zorro to keep us on trail (as they always do).

Quick pause in the dense fog to get my bearings and...
"If you are going to stop then we are going to roll snow angels! Besides, we know exactly
were we are - silly human!" declare Max & Zorro.

Our plan was for a short & quick outing this morning. Given the dense fog, I asked Max & Zorro to turn off the main trail (which was out in the open with zero visibility). So, we hopped up into the trees to follow a snowmobile track winding through the forest. It was more settling to me to see trees instead of absolutely nothing.
Winding through the trees - wheeee!

The goal was to enjoy ourselves winding through the trees for a while and then turn around and follow our same track back to "fogville" and then back to the trailhead. This was what we did, but look at what happened to fogville once we came back out of the trees....
No fog, sunshine and full visibility!
Look to the left and you can see our original track we took to get out of the dense fog and into the trees. Just 20 minutes ago we could not see anything from this exact location. Wow - what a change!

From dense fog to completely clear - all in one quick & short outing!

"I knew where we were the whole time! Silly human!" states Max back at the trailhead
to end the day.

Short & quick day: 5.8 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 88 days on the trails covering 748.0 miles with 79500 feet of elevation climbed.

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