Saturday, March 18, 2017


A morning with temperatures starting just below freezing and ending just above freezing means my silly partners needed to "cool off"!

Max's favorite "cooling activity" is rolling snow angels while Zorro's is eating snowcones...
"Aaahhh, rub a dub dub, I'm cooling my jets!" demonstrates snow rolling Max.
"Chomp, chomp, yum, yum - eating snowcones to cool my jets!" says snow eating Zorro.
We started the morning on snowmobile trails winding through the trees at Rabbit Ears Pass. Conditions were fast packed! Wheeee:
"Hey little bro, you're fun to run with!" says silly Max to Zorro as we zip along the trails.
Partway through the outing we found a snowmobile track to follow that took us out of the forest and into the open. After getting my bearings on where we were, I cautiously let Max & Zorro follow this track out of the trees. Why cautious? Well, look at the following photo and consider this: the wide open snow field you see all around us is NOT a snow covered meadow but it is an ice and then snow covered lake! Yes, we were skijoring over Dumont Lake atop Rabbit Ears Pass. Thus my cautious approach - skiing over a lake. But, I saw several snowmobile tracks crossing over the lake so it had to be solid enough to hold us. Plus, Zorro is a professional "water detector", if there were any softness in the ice under the snow he would stop instantly and we'd backtrack. So, over the lake we went...
"All safe!" declares sprinting Zorro who will NEVER run on, over or near water.
"Yes, let's gooooo!" says long Max.
Over the lake, we did it!
"Piece of cake, you know I'm a 'water detector' pro!" smirks Zorro.
"Let's go again!" says giddy Max.

A peaceful day atop Rabbit Ears gliding through the trees and then over Dumont Lake: 9.1 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 106 days on the trails covering 882.1 miles with 94,100 feet of elevation climbed.

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