Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Perfect conditions for a 9 mile skijor atop Rabbit Ears Pass on May 24th! Woo Hoo!
Sprinting along with a dusting of new snow over snowmobile tracks as it is still "all white"
as far as the eye can see!
The previous was a great shot of us sprinting East. Here's one of us sprinting Southwest...
Different angle of Max & Zorro's shadows but still superb conditions for late May!

Today's video highlight speaks for itself. Come along as we sprint in & out of sun & shade on near perfect conditions in late May. Sure the terrain gets a little bouncy occasionally (when you see the camera bouncing up/down); but it is May 24th. We couldn't ask for better than this! Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

In addition to perfect skijoring conditions, we found some wonderful smelling moose tracks!
"Sniff, ahh, tasty!!!!" say the moose inspectors.
A little further along and Max & Zorro stopped to dump their noses in another set of tracks. I was thinking, "those look pretty big for a moose"....
"Sniff - these are tasty too!" say my wildlife experts.
Yes indeed they were too big for moose. It was bear tracks! Eek. Bear tracks are a rare sighting given that they hibernate most of our skijor season; thus the reason I did not recognize them until getting a closer look:
I am leaning over slightly to inspect the tracks with Max & Zorro. Note the 3 sharp claw marks
you can see in the track right next to Max. This is when I said, "Eek, these are bear tracks! Time
to go the other direction!"

A beautiful late May day for a 9 mile skijor: 8.8 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 162 days on the trails covering 1351.4 miles with 143,100 feet of elevation climbed.

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