Thursday, June 2, 2016

Up High

The snow is still so nice "up high" at Rabbit Ears Pass!
Perfect trail in front of us. But, note the view to our right - most of the rest of Colorado is looking
pretty brown & dry. Thank dog for Rabbit Ears Pass :)

What do I mean by "nice up high"? Well, here is a shot of the middle elevation terrain this morning:
Barely, just barely, enough snow/ice to keep on trucking!
This time of year we start to rate our trails by "how many times did the skis come off to cross exposed ground." Well, today had only one "skis off" crossing. That is pretty good for June 2nd. Last year we did this same trail on May 29th and had to take the skis off 14 times (and we then declared this trail dead for the season). With only one "skis off" incident today, we'll be redoing this route again in the next couple of days!

Anyway, back to the "nice up high" photos...
Wheeee! There may be exposed ground off the shoulders but the trail is still perfect up high!

So nice to still be skijoring Rabbit Ears in June!
"I agree!" states happy Max.
"Yes, but let's keep going!" declares happy Zorro.

A beautiful morning with great snow on the upper elevations: 8.6 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 150 days on the trails covering 1262.1 miles with 137,450 feet of elevation climbed.

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