Great morning following cat tracks (snowcat, that is) all over Rabbit Ears Pass!
|Max & Zorro each choosing their own track as I glide with one ski "in track" (behind Max|
at this point) for speed and one ski in the middle snow for control. Wheeee!
Our starting point of the day had lots of snowmobile tracks going every which way. But, the snowmobile tracks quickly dwindled and we found ourselves with a single snowcat track to follow for miles and miles and miles. Snowcats have wide tracks on each side of the vehicle, so sometimes Max & Zorro would take their own track (as above) and sometimes they would share a track (as below). Either way, it was miles & miles of fun!
|Sharing the same side of the snowcat track as we wind through the trees.|
The only drawback to the day? Well, it was above freezing the entire outing! We have a solution for that, though!
|"Aaahhh, rolling snow angels to cool off at a quick break!" demonstrate the silly pair.|
Given the warming temperatures, the snowcat track was actually a great find as it gave us a packed trail to run the entire day. Who had fun?
|"I had a blast!" exclaims happy Max.|
"Wheeee!" declares giddy Zorro.
Fun atop Rabbit Ears Pass running out & back a snowcat track: 8.2 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 137 days on the trails covering 1149.3 miles with 126,300 feet of elevation climbed.