We found an "endless meadow" with solid layer of spring crust to skijor all morning long!
|Great conditions to start the outing with Rabbit Ears Peak in the foreground.|
Forward and slightly to the left of Max is Rabbit Ears Peak with the famous "rabbit ears"
rock formation on top of the peak.
We started on a rolling snowmobile trail that we often skijor at Rabbit Ears. But, after a couple of up/down rolls, we noticed what appeared to be an endless meadow to our left. Temperatures were in the upper 20s (F) and the spring crust was very solid, so I said to my partners, "Left - let's see how far this meadow goes!" Then left we went for an endless day!
|Relatively flat with a solid crust as far as the eye can see!|
In the prior photo, it may look like the meadow ends in front of us with all the trees in the foreground. But, no, there was a left at the trees and the meadow continued on & on & on!
|Left around the trees and "wow" - it keeps going forever!|
Since we live in the Rocky Mountains, we rarely get to skijor flat terrain. Today was a rare day as we found this endless and relatively flat meadow and I was able to watch Max & Zorro shift into "endless trot" mode as they set their pace for miles & miles of gliding!
But, alas, the meadow really did end eventually:
|"That was fun! An endless, flat glide - wheeee!" declare the happy pair as we are turning|
around when we finally hit the end of this incredible meadow.
Hard to imagine that this large meadow will be a swampy marsh, filled with moose and elk, in about 30 more days! It was such an endless & peaceful treat this morning! 9.2 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation and a top speed of 18 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 146 days on the trails covering 1226.6 miles with 134,100 feet of elevation climbed.