A "slow but fun" day on soft & sticky conditions.
|"Toes on snow in May - no complaints here!" declare the happy pair looking back at me at|
our turnaround point of the day.
Our "action shot" of the day as we are gently jogging and laying fresh tracks in 2-3 inches of sticky snow atop a soft crust:
|Keep the speeds in check and keep on trucking :)|
Pausing to check out an old mining cabin. Note that the Forest Service actually keeps this cabin intact, albeit original form, as it is a popular destination for summer bikers and hikers.
|"Knock, knock - anybody home?" asks curious Zorro. He actually tried to push the door open|
but it had a closed latch out of his reach :)
"Sniff, sniff - smells unoccupied!" declares inspector Max.
Pausing at the edge of a cliff to look at the ski runs from Breckenridge Ski Resort on the mountain across the valley from us.
|"Shall we ski down the cliff?" asks silly Zorro getting as close to the edge as the gangline|
would allow. "Not impressed... But I am very impressed with the squirrels darting through
the trees to our right!" declares hunter Max.
Finally, one of our favorite forms of "side trail" entertainment: Moose Tracks! The moose had recently crossed the trail and sauntered off into the trees to our right. Max & Zorro quickly hopped off trail to sniff the tracks (a sign they are very fresh). Max then quickly whipped his head up to scan the trees for moose. Zorro, on the other hand, is apparently doing a Moose Track Bellyflop - what else would you call it?
|"Looking, looking - where are the moose?" asks tree scanning Max.|
"I am immersed in moose track - aaahhhh!" declares bellyflop Zorro.
Slow but fun on soft & sticky conditions: 5.7 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a moderate top speed of 14 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 124 days on the trails covering 1122.9 miles with 123,400 feet of elevation climbed.