Friday, February 10, 2017

Vail Pass Fun

Greeting from "top of the world" at Vail Pass :)
Trotting along a packed ski trail as we take in the great views all around us!
The great views were only the 3rd best highlight of the morning's outing. What could top skijoring the "top of the world"? Well...

1) Flirting with the overnighters at the backcountry huts. Max & Zorro love touring the huts and getting attention from the crowds. They are such flirts! It started with a gentle encounter with a little girl near the huts:
"Why hello! Yes, I will take a head pat!" says social Max.
"One kid is small potatoes, I see CROWDS ahead!" says picky Zorro wanting more than one!
Well, Zorro was right (to nobody's surprise) as there was a huge group that went along with the previous solo encounter. As we approached the hut, the crowds gathered as an entire group of young girls came pouring out to see & pet Max & Zorro.
"Ahh, told you there were more! Yes, rub the shoulders please!" says silly Zorro taking in a nice
back rub.
"Yes, yes, you were right!" says Max taking in a nice shoulder rub of his own.
Within seconds of the prior photo, we had a group of about 8 girls surrounding and petting Max & Zorro (no photo as you could no longer see Max & Zorro through the circle of kids around them :)

2) Next best thing about Vail Pass: flying along the fast groomed terrain on the main trails:
Catching air as we fly and tow the human on the Shrine Pass Trail.
Today's video clip is a short teaser - it gives you a quick idea of how ridiculously fast & fun the main trails really are. Imagine this clip for "miles & miles" and that is what we were doing. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Flirting & flying - Max & Zorro's two favorite activities at Vail Pass: 9.4 miles traveled with 1200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 78 days on the trails covering 631.5 miles with 68,400 feet of elevation climbed.