Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Pinch me - is it really April?!?   :)
"Can you believe the conditions? February terrain in mid April! Wow!" exclaim my ecstatic
partners looking back at me at our turnaround point of the morning.

We went to one of our favorite trails at Rabbit Ears Pass this morning expecting to follow snowmobile tracks up, down and around Rabbit Ears Peak. Oh my, did we get a treat instead. The trail groomer had been on the main trail within hours or minutes of our start. As a result, we were first tracks on perfectly groomed terrain for the entire outing. Max & Zorro were clearly ecstatic as they put the pedal to the metal all day. We were flying!

Every time you encounter fresh groomed terrain in April or May you know it could be your last "groomie zoomie" of the season. If today was the last, then we certainly got the most out of it as we had our fastest run out & back on the "1A North" trail at Rabbit Ears ever! Here we go...
Catching air on perfect terrain. Zoom, zoom, zoom. That is Rabbit Ears Peak in the upper
center of this photo. Look really close and you can make out the two rocks on the top of
the peak which are known as the "rabbit ears".

The entire outing was freshly groomed and fast. Unbelievable mid April conditions!
Outstretched, flying Siberians zooming along the trail.

Today's fun video clip starts with us gliding through the forest in a gentle trot & glide (not wanting to go too fast through blind corners) until we get to a wide open straightaway and off we go - zoom! I give out an encouraging "here we go" as we hit the straightaway, but Max & Zorro have already taken off without my voice. They understand "straightaway" and will automatically floor it when we hit one. I just like to talk for my own sake so I feel like I am contributing :)  Finally, the 'clicks' you hear during the video are slush bombs flying off Max & Zorro's feet and into the GoPro (a few hit me in the face too!)
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A fast fun on perfect conditions: 9.8 miles traveled with 1050 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 115 days on the trails covering 978.5 miles with 107,100 feet of elevation climbed.

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