Tuesday, May 17, 2016


A rare treat for May - laying fresh tracks in 2-3 inches of new snow! Nice!
A layer of untouched, new snow as far as the eye can see as we lay fresh tracks all over
Vail Pass!

It was fresh tracks in 2-3 inches of new snow the entire outing this morning. We also had an interesting encounter with a some low lying clouds. Actually our elevation at Vail Pass is above 11,000 feet for most of the outing, so the clouds were not really that "low lying" but they still had the following interesting effect on the outing...
Trotting along laying fresh tracks as we come over a rise in the trail and see this field of low
lying clouds to our left. Max looks especially interested in the cloud layer as he appears to be
inspecting the cloud layer, "Interesting - I say we get a closer look!" declares Max.

Well, it just so happens that our path took us directly into the layer of low lying clouds. So, here we are skijoring atop Vail Pass in a belt of low lying clouds - interesting!
If you did not see the blue sky right above us, you might think we were in dense fog. But, no,
we are simply skijoring in a bank of low lying clouds. Fun! 

As usual, May outings bring rising temperatures. Must cool off at our midpoint of the outing:
"Aaahhh, and I got some in my mouth! Yum!" exclaims snow rolling & eating Max.
"Rub a dub dub!" declares snow angel rolling Zorro.

A set of "May Treats" - laying fresh tracks and skijoring in the clouds! 8.4 miles traveled with 950 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 138 days on the trails covering 1157.7 miles with 127,250 feet of elevation climbed.

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