A wild day chasing wildlife all over Rabbit Ears Pass!
|"No that was FUN!" exclaims ecstatic Max.|
"Moose and porcupines - my favorite!" declares silly Zorro.
|"MOOOOOOOSE!!!! I SMEEEEELLLL MOOOOOSE!!!!!" screams bucking bronco Max.|
"Must be to the left, must be to the left!" declares intense hunting Zorro.
|"Smells so moosey to the left! Where is it?!?" says sprint-n-hunt Zorro.|
Max is still focused forward, so you know there is not a moose to our left; but silly
Zorro had to keep scanning every direction!
Funny story... I was telling Nancy on the way to the trailhead this morning that I had a dream last night that we skijored this section of Rabbit Ears and encountered a moose, herd of yak, porcupine, bear and mountain lion. Was this premonition on my part?
We encountered one snowless patch of trail where I had to take my skis off to cross before starting again on snow. As we started to cross this patch of dirt, a porcupine waddled from a nearby tree and climbed up the tree. We treed a porcupine. Fresh moose tracks then treed porcupine, I started scanning the forest for yaks, bears and mountain lions! :)
|Yes the picture is ugly (no snow). But I just had to show Max & Zorro staring intensely|
up the tree the porcupine climbed. We could see it partway up the tree even though it does
not come out well in this photo. Treed a porcupine, oh my!
|Zoom, zoom, zoom we go in between moose and porcupine events.|
Next time I dream of moose, yak, porcupine, bear and lion, I will not go skijoring on the trail where the dream occurred! 8.2 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2016/2017 Season to Date: 153 days on the trails covering 1281.5 miles with 135,900 feet of elevation climbed.