Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Perfect Day

A perfect day with perfect snow as far as the eye could see on Rabbit Ears Pass!
"It was INCREDIBLE!" exclaims super happy Zorro.
"My kind of May!" declares happy Max.

We got out early this morning so that the top crust would be frozen and able to hold Max, Zorro and me on skis. The crust softens almost every afternoon in May such that you would punch through and then refreezes overnight into a perfect top crust. With such a perfect crust, we abandoned established trails and I let Max & Zorro choose where to go as we cruised all over the pass on the frozen crust. Wheee!
Zipping along the top crust through a large meadow. Hard to imagine this will be a swamp
come mid/late June and then a field of shrubs come July!

Max & Zorro decided to do one of their favorite moves as we skijored to and across Dumont Lake.
Catching air - our favorite skijoring move!
Believe it or not but we are actually skijoring on top the river that feeds Dumont Lake and the
lake itself it only 50 or so yards in front of us. But, it is all still frozen and snow covered in May - yay!

But.... It is May... Looking down this hole and you see the river that feeds Dumont Lake. The water is actually flowing but the snowpack is so deep that you can ski on top the river! You come across the occasional hole like this showing you the flowing river and showing the 5+ feet of snowpack over the river for most of the terrain.
"Eek the creek!" declares water glancing Max.
"In denial, in denial!" states forward looking Zorro refusing to acknowledge the water hole :)

Perfect day to make your own trail up, down and around the Rabbit Ears top crust. And a perfect day to conclude with our 'end of run' pork treats:
"My turn, my turn!" declares happy Max.
"Dish'em out! Now!" insists intense Zorro.

Catching air as we tour the top crust on a perfect May morning: 8.1 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 130 days on the trails covering 1093.4 miles with 120,000 feet of elevation climbed.

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