Sunday, April 9, 2017


It was snowing & blowing on Rabbit Ears Pass so Max & Zorro were happily going :)
Nice shot of sprinting Max & Zorro with heavy falling and blowing snow all around us.
The forecast called for "light snow and occasional wind" at Rabbit Ears this morning.

Instead, mother nature brought heavy falling snow with constant 20 MPH winds and 40+ MPH gusts. So much for the forecast....

No complaints here, though, as Max & Zorro thought the conditions were exceptional. Fresh snow on the ground and heavy falling snow all around - a Siberian's dream come true:
Nice shot of Max kicking up powder around himself as you can see all the big snowflakes
against the trees.
How about a little video to showcase the morning's conditions. Come along as we are laying fresh tracks in 2-4 inches of powder with snow falling and blowing all around us. You'll also see the occasional deep "wind drift" for Max & Zorro to plow through. What snow fun!
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Okay, snowing + blowing + temps below 20 F. That's cold, right?
"Oh man, must roll snow angels to cool off!" demonstrates silly Max.
"Really? Why are we stopping?!?" asks Zorro.
A little later in the outing and role reversal:
"You were right, must roll in snow to cool my jets!" shows silly Zorro.
"Really? I would never cause us to stop for such silly antics!" declares Max.
A great outing with active falling & blowing snow laying fresh tracks and plowing through wind drifts for 8.4 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 124 days on the trails covering 1032.9 miles with 109,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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