Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Everyone was a tad bit frisky to be back on snow after two LONG days off :)
"Hehe, want to play 'tag & tackle'?!?" suggest the silly pair to one another.
Unfortunately our 2016/2017 Skijor Season is starting to show signs of ending. We returned to Rabbit Ears Pass this morning which is usually the second to last of our trails to dry up for the season. Compare and contrast the following two photos showing the conditions down low versus up high...

1) Open patch of dirt, mud and puddles down low:
Ugh! Luckily Max & Zorro know to stop at the edge of the snow. The will automatically stop
and wait for me to figure out how to cross (either take the skis off or backtrack a little if there
is snow to our right or left to cross). Smart guys!
2) But still perfect up high:
Zooming along the perfect upper elevation terrain.
Today's short video clip goes along with the prior photo. Watch and see how nice the snow still is up high! Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Bonus moment of the morning's outing: fresh moose tracks!
"Sniff, sniff, moose in the area!" say my moose track inspectors.
Max & Zorro's noses are in a moose track and you can see another moose footprint in
the bottom/center of the photo (between the two ganglines attached to Max & Zorro).

Despite needing to be creative getting in & out of the upper terrain, there was still enough great snow up high to get an 8.4 mile skijor with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 167 days on the trails covering 1390.3 miles with 146,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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