Tuesday, May 9, 2017


A fun morning frolicking along the top of Rabbit Ears Pass.
"Hehe, what a fun morning!" says happy Max.
"Yes, I am having a blast!" adds happy little Zorro.
Max was in a silly mood all morning long. I kept catching him giving Zorro silly glances and speed challenges. Zorro, on the other hand, kept his head down and refused to give in to the Max-imum puppy antics next to him :)  Remember that long-legged Max is technically faster than Zorro. Here's a couple of the Max antics I caught on tape:
"Hey hey little bro, I'm flooring it, can you keep up!" smirks Max to Zorro as he uses his
long legs to lunge ahead on a fast straightaway.
"Ignoring you but 'YES' I'm gonna keep up!" states all-business Zorro.
A little later along in the day and Max let Zorro get a "burst lead" before effortlessly using his long legs to catch back up...
"Oh, so you think you got me, huh? Here I come!" says goofy Max putting it into overdrive
to instantly catch back up with sprinting Zorro.
We took a route at Rabbit Ears that has a quick ascent to start and then levels out into gently rolling terrain for miles and miles and miles. The purpose of the quick ascent was to get us up in elevation in the hopes that cooler temperatures higher would provide a solid crust to hold our weights. As you see from the photos above, it was a success! Notice that we are sprinting along the spring crust in all photos while using nearby snowmobile tracks to keep us aligned and on the right path to complete a large loop atop the pass.

If you thought the crust running looked fun, well, how about fresh moose tracks to add to the day's fun?
"Sniff!!!! Fresh!!!! Tasty!!!" say Max & Zorro who have each planted their noses and part of
their heads into moose prints! Notice the two additional moose prints in the middle and lower
left of the photo. Such big feet! Such big strides between prints! Such big creatures!!!

A great day with "upper elevation crust" and fresh moose tracks to boot: 9.2 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 149 days on the trails covering 1250.7 miles with 132,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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