Somewhere there is a crazy guy telling his friends, "I snowmobiled Rabbit Ears Pass on June 3rd. It wasn't always pretty, but I did it!"
Replace "snowmobiled" with "skijored" and "3rd" with "4th" and that was us this morning :)
|Following a fresh snowmobile track high up on Rabbit Ears Pass. Just one crazy snowmobiler|
and 3 looney skijorers still out on the trails :)
This time of year we start summarizing outings we three ratings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Here we go for this morning's outing:
(1) The Good: we did a steep trail for Rabbit Ears as we hoped the snow up high would be better than what we encountered down low. Well, it was - opening the throttle on a stretch of The Good...
|Wheeee and zoooom we go on a nice stretch of the good.|
(2) The Bad: we refer to terrain as "bad" if we can keep the skis on but have to slow down for narrow and hazardous conditions. Some of the bad...
|Barely two Siberians wide with mud on each side! Note the crazy snowmobiler took this same|
path yesterday and barely kept his machine on snow!
(3) The Ugly: no way to cross without taking off the skis to walk over dirt & mud. Yuck - so ugly!
|"Impassible!" declares shocked Zorro.|
"We could leap over the dirt to the snow to the right, couldn't we?" asks Max looking at snow
within his leaping distance to the right :)
We had to take the skis off 6 times for The Ugly and had quite a few slow and cautious encounters with The Bad. But... We are still on snow in June! 7.8 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 152 days on the trails covering 1279.0 miles with 139,250 feet of elevation climbed.