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:
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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.