Monday, March 27, 2017

Four Activities

We found this incredible freshly groomed speed track atop Vail Pass this morning! Zoom!
Wow - what pristine terrain. Flying!
So much fun to have atop Vail Pass. We experienced four different activities all on one outing. Come along as we show the fun we had in the order it occurred...

(1) Cruising up Shrine Pass on the snowshoe/cross-country ski trail.
Cresting at the top of Shrine Pass as we see endless winter terrain as far as the eye can see!
(2) Flirting at the huts. Max & Zorro love to tour by the backcountry huts on Vail Pass. They are such a hit with the overnight hutters and its hard to tell who is having more fun: Max & Zorro getting all this attention or the hutters getting to give all this attention! Such flirts :)
"Oh, nice, rub the shoulders - love it!" says docile Max getting a nice shoulder rub.
"The ears, the head and the shoulders all at once - love it!" declares flirty Zorro.
(3) Springtime always brings a third fun activity to life: cruising atop the spring crust! After skijoring past the huts, we found the crust up high was untouched and solid enough to hold our weight. So, off we went sprinting the spring crust. Wheeee!
Solid enough to hold a sprinting Max & Zorro as they leave fun footprints behind them.
(4) The final fun activity: connecting with the snowmobile trails to uncork the skijoring engine.

The first photo above and the following video showcase today's sprint track. We found this freshly groomed snowmobile trail high atop Vail Pass. It was a mix of gentle & steep downhill grades as we put the pedal to the metal. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Four fun activities in one outing, what a great day: 9.4 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 113 days on the trails covering 945.3 miles with 100,300 feet of elevation climbed.

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