Monday, March 6, 2017

Snowing and Blowing

It was a "snowing & blowing" morning at Rabbit Ears Pass.
Max & Zorro thought the conditions were PERFECT...

Take a look at the following photo and consider this: there was NO fog or low clouds this morning...
The swirling white going up to about the middle of the tree in front of us is blowing snow.
The "dense looking fog" above the blowing snow is not fog at all but heavily falling snow!
A day only a Siberian could love...
"Who wouldn't have fun on a snowing, blowing and trail breaking day?!?" asks 'having a blast' Max:
More blowing snow all around us and Max & Zorro are hopping through deep snow to
break trail. Notice all the snowflakes you can see against Zorro's black fur.
Temperatures at the trailhead were in the single digits (F) with snow fall and a constant wind with intense gusts mixed in. So, of course, Max & Zorro got "hot" and needed to roll snow angels to cool off. What goofs :)
"Aaahhh, look at my snow covered head!" exclaims Zorro as he is coming out of a snow
angel roll and is very happy & content with his snow covered body!
"Amateur!" says Max....

"Now this is how you roll a snow angel!" demonstrates Max the professional snow roller.

Low temperatures + heavy snow + constant wind + intense wind gusts meant the wimpy human cut the day's outing short: 5.4 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed.  What a wimp I am :)

2016/2017 Season to Date: 97 days on the trails covering 802.7 miles with 86,700 feet of elevation climbed.

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