Snowpack as far as the eye can see!
Incredible snowpack for the start of May at Rabbit Ears Pass!
|"Wheeee - I am going to run the spring crust!" declares sprint tuck Zorro.|
"Yippee - I am going to run the fresh snowmobile track!" demonstrates fast Max.
"Wow - look at all the snow!" exclaims amazed Brad with outstretched arms in amazement :)
It had been snowing on & off for the last week of April with at least a little snowfall every single day. The results of this are incredible as we enter May with some incredible snowpack to send us skijoring the entire month!
We started the day at Rabbit Ears following a snowmobile track, as shown in the first photo. Zorro and I were having fun gliding on the hard crust while Max was having a blast running in the track. Eventually the track turned and went up into the trees; but we were having too much fun skijoring the open meadow, so down the middle we went making our own trail. Wheeee!
|"Why turn up into the trees when you have endless terrain to cruise down the middle?" we all|
asked as we abandoned set tracks and made our own way.
Eventually the large meadow ends and you get into the forest. But, it was still a wonderful hard-packed top crust as we skijored up, down and around the forest. What a day!
|Zipping along the spring crust as we continue to invent our own trail through the trees.|
All good things come to an end... Time to turnaround and head back...
|"Great day! I am having a blast!" exclaims happy Zorro.|
"Perfect conditions! But before turning around...." smirks Max.
|"Before turning around I must roll a snow angel to cool off!" demonstrates silly Max.|
"Wait, instead of turning around, I think we can continue this way!" declares endless Zorro.
An incredible May Day on Rabbit Ears Pass: 9.4 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 129 days on the trails covering 1085.3 miles with 119,200 feet of elevation climbed.