Monday, March 21, 2016


Well, it is the first full day of Spring...
"Never been so hot! Rolling snow angels to cool off!" declare Max & Zorro taking a quick
break to cool themselves at our midpoint of the outing.

This morning's outing took us to Vail Pass. The route we took lets us travel through a mix of trail types. We start with narrow, backcountry trails as we climb Shrine Pass and then tour around the huts sprinkled throughout the forest. We then drop out of the hut system and onto the groomed, wide and fast snowmobile trails to open up the throttle and really fly. Such a fun mix for the day!

Narrow, backcountry trails leading to and connecting the huts:
Nice wide angle view shot as we trot along the hut system trails. So peaceful!

Out of the hut trails and onto the groomie zoomie snowmobile trails - wheeee!
Fun "hover husky" shot of airborne Max & Zorro. The terrain and angle of the sun at Vail Pass
always leads to at least one nice hover husky shot during the outing!

Today's video highlight starts by showcasing how perfect the conditions were at Vail Pass as we are flying along beautifully groomed terrain. Near the end of the video we get some nice "action" as we encounter a set of snowmobiles. The trail is wide enough that we do not need to stop for the snowmobiles. But, watch as Zorro (who does not like to be on the 'inside track' for snowmobile encounters) slows himself, then ducks under the gangline and finally speeds up right back into perfect form (but now on the 'outside track'). Very talented!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Fun day, right?
"You bet!" exclaim the happy & satisfied Max & Zorro looking up at me when I asked if
everyone was enjoying the day.

Narrow hut tours to wide open groomie zoomies - today had it all! 8.9 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 100 days on the trails covering 848.9 miles with 91800 feet of elevation climbed.

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