Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Rest in July

A 9.7 mile skijor in June at Buffalo Pass this morning!
Nice shot of long Max as I am aligned more behind Zorro as we cruise along the trail.

We are down to one area of skijor-able snow in Colorado - Buffalo Pass. After our last run of the season at Rabbit Ears Pass last Sunday, I said we were going to rest for a few days before starting the adventures to Buff Pass as it is quite the effort to get to this last snow cache. Well, after taking Monday off and watching the high temperatures get into the 70s, we decided, "We can rest in July. Buff Pass has snow but it is melting fast!" As a result, we got up early this morning to get to the Buffalo Pass terrain.

Oh boy was this a great decision. Basically you drive towards the pass until the snow gets too deep to drive. Then you hop out and continue skijoring up the rest of the way. With roughly 5 feet of snowpack at the top of the pass, we were able to do a 9.7 mile skijor on June 7th. Wow!

Top of Buffalo Pass and it is white with snow as far as the eye can see:
"This is incredible!" exclaims ecstatic Zorro.
"I'm impressed!" declares terrain surveying Max.

The best part about skijoring up Buff Pass? Well, what goes up must come down!
Whee, Zoom and "Wow, this is June 7th!"

While the mornings are still cool (to the human), it is June...
"Must roll snow angels to cool off!" demonstrates snow rolling Max.
"We should keep going before it melts!" declares Zorro.

An amazing June run up & down Buffalo Pass this morning: 9.7 miles traveled with 1050 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 154 days on the trails covering 1297.0 miles with 141,100 feet of elevation climbed.

We plan to surpass 1300 miles on Friday (unfortunately we have commitments for Wed/Thu and cannot return to Buff Pass until Friday - silly humans!)

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