Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Recapping two fun days skijoring Rabbit Ears Pass (Mon & Tue)...

Day One: The first day found bright, sunny skies and endless "snowmobile packed" terrain as far as the eye could see!
Endless "snow fun" as far as the eye can see as we fly along the trails at Rabbit Ears.
The morning was beautiful with great views in all directions. We did the rolling 1A trail that takes you north on Rabbit Ears.

The only drawback of the day? Spring Temperatures...
"Aw man, so hot! Must roll snow angels to cool off!" demonstrate the silly Siberian pair.
Day One Tally: 8.8 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

Day Two: The second day found overcast skies with rain (UGH - RAIN!) falling on the drive up to Rabbit Ears. We almost canceled the outing until the rain turned to snow and we declared the conditions fit for skijoring.

The snow let up as we started, so it was cool overcast skies (I thought)...
Trotting along the fresh snow atop Rabbit Ears. There really is a trail we are following, you
just cannot see it through the morning's fresh snow. But Max & Zorro know how to follow!
The overcast skies transitioned to heavy falling snow partway through the outing. The snow was so heavy that the GoPro camera case kept getting blurred by snow sticking to it:
Max blurred by snow sticking to the camera. Zorro trotting along with the "white speckles"
against his body being actively falling snow.

Overcast to snowing with growing winds. I thought Day Two was much cooler than Day One. Apparently that was just me:
"Nope, still on fire and rolling snow angels to cool off!" declare Max & Zorro finding
today 'as hot' as yesterday :)
Day Two Tally: 7.8 miles (slowed by heavy & sticky snow) with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

Bright, sunny and hot Day One with an overcast and only cool to the human Day Two. Still a satisfying two day run...
"We'll put up with rising April temps as long as we are still on snow!" declare the happy pair.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 110 days on the trails covering 933.6 miles with 102,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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