Saturday, September 24, 2016

Season Opener

Let the 2016/2017 Skijor/Dog-Sled Season Begin!

Buffalo Pass, in NW Colorado, got just enough snow to get us on the trails for a September treat!

Off we go... 3 months of energy ready to unleash! Wheeee!

There was not enough snow for skis; but enough to take out the dog sled and go for a fun run up/down the upper terrain at Buffalo Pass.

It has been just over 3 months since we were last skijoring. Max & Zorro will tell you that was a "lifetime" waiting for winter to return! Watch the nice "start video" Nancy captured as we had a nice little dip to launch down before starting the climb up Buffalo Pass:
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Why the sled instead of skis, you ask? Well, it is September... See for yourself:
Yikes! Look at the occasional mud/puddle obstacles we had to avoid! I can hop off the sled and
let it go through such tough terrain. The skis, on the other hand, would stop and stick to such terrain!

Max as in midseason form... Rolling snow angels at any short stop :)
"Aaaahhhh, snow angel season is back!" demonstrates silly Max.
"What a silly brother!" exclaims happy little Zorro.

At the top of Buffalo Pass, talking about how fun it was to be in active snowfall, before starting the run back down.
Look at the active snowfall atop Buffalo Pass!
We will certainly return tomorrow for another September run!

It was a short run, by our standards, but it was "on snow" in September!!!!!!! 5.2 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 15 MPH.

Let the season begin!!!


  1. Are you having snow already or are these photos from last year? D: We don´t have snow yet in Finland but it´s very close!

    1. New snow, new pictures! It is rare to get a September outing, but this year we got one!

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