Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rabbit Fun

Having a blast skijoring on near perfect conditions atop Rabbit Ears Pass (in late May)!
Zoom we go with perfect terrain as far as the eye can see!
Pinch us, is it really May 26th :)

An absolutely perfect morning... Temperatures in the upper 20s (F) with a solid snow crust for miles and miles. Here are some short video excerpts from the day's fun run:
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

You must be thinking, "That is not May, you are showing footage from March, right?" No really, it is late May. Below is some "May evidence". There is a snow bridge that is a primary access point to the trails we traveled this morning. The bridge builds naturally once it starts snowing steadily in November (and gets packed by snowmobiles) and then it is a bridge across a river until the May/June melt off. In the following photo, we are crossing the snow bridge. You can see the river to the left and a large crack in the bridge in front and to the right of Zorro.
How much longer will the bridge survive? 1 week, 2 weeks, ... ?

Not everyone always agrees with my "turnaround points" of the day (why ever turnaround?). But today I got agreement from everyone:
"Ok, I get it... I'm not touching the water!" declares water averse Zorro.
"I could jump it, but you'd probably fall in!" says silly Max.

Finally, the comical shot of the day :)
"It is May! So hot, rolling snow angels to cool off!" demonstrates Max.
"You are weird big bro! I would never do such silly antics!" states Zorro.

Near perfect conditions all morning with only a little evidence of the May/June melt off finally beginning: 9.3 miles traveled with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 145 days on the trails covering 1217.4 miles with 133,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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