Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Double Digit

Conditions were finally good enough for our first "double digit mileage" outing of the season: 10.1 miles - YAY!
Nice shot of the fresh snow all over the trails for us this morning. Beautiful!

Fresh snow last night added to the growing snowpack at Rabbit Ears Pass and we found ourselves on our first skijor outing of the season free of obstacles (rocks, roots, mud, etc). We did an "out & back" at Rabbit Ears and were laying fresh tracks in the new snow the entire out direction...
Another fun shot of the fresh snow as we set our own trail through the forest!

The upside of an "out & back" outing with fresh snow? Well, you get to sprint back in the track you set on the way out. Max & Zorro were really into our first "fast as you want" outing of the season!
"We are flying! We are flying! FINALLY!" screams Max to Zorro as they are in a sprint tuck
along the fast terrain.

Funny Max had to show his appreciation for the new snow at our turnaround point of the day:
"Rub-a-dub-dub, love to roll in the snow!" demonstrates silly Max.
"I see no reason to turnaround, look at all the untouched snow this way!" states intense
little Zorro.

Finally, conditions good enough for our first 10+ mile outing of the season: 10.1 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 14 days on the trails covering 97.1 miles with 9700 feet of elevation climbed.

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