Saturday, May 28, 2016


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.

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