Friday, April 22, 2016


Celebrating Mother Earth's greatest invention on this Earth Day: SNOW!
"Such a great day!" exclaims super happy Max.
"Snow, snow - love snow!" declares ecstatic Zorro.

There is still plenty of snow to get out and have a great time at Vail Pass. Come along for the ride...

(1) Cresting Shrine Pass with snow as far as the eye can see!
Jogging the snowshoe trail that takes you up and onto Shrine Pass. Incredible snowpack!

(2) Making our own trail trotting atop the spring crust:
Wheee - the crust is hard enough to hold us all as we glide all over the terrain.
Snow all around us with a nice view of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains.

(3) Opening the throttle on the connector trails between the backcountry huts on Shrine Pass!
Zoom we go! The packed trail was actually too icy for me (no ability to slow down). So, you
can see from the angle of the gangline that I am skiing the crust next to the trail for control.
Fast packed trail for Max & Zorro with a firm "control shoulder" for the human - wonderful!

(4) Done playing on the side trails and spring crust, time to head back to the trailhead via the main snowmobile trail:
Beautiful finish to a beautiful day!

Thanks to Mother Earth for inventing snow! We love it :)  9.1 miles traveled with 1050 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 122 days on the trails covering 1033.1 miles with 113,600 feet of elevation climbed.

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