Saturday, May 27, 2017

Snow Day

A Snow Day atop Rabbit Ears Pass!

Yes, a snow day on May 27th!!!
Snow covered Max, snow covered Zorro, snow covered trees, snowflakes falling all around us.
May 27th powder day - yay!
It was dumping snow when we started our outing this morning. I could not keep the GoPro clear of snow for more than a minute or two before it would be completely covered and blurred by snow. The photo above is one quick glimpse of the morning just after I wiped the camera clear of snow.

About halfway through the outing, though, the snowfall let up and I wiped the camera clear one final time to get some great footage of Max & Zorro towing me through 4-6 inches of fresh powder on this late day in May.
Great shot of Max leaping over the snow while Zorro is "kicking up powder" behind him.
Notice their footprints behind them leaving fresh tracks in 4-6 inches of new snow.

Nice shot of Max & Zorro flying over the snow as you see my skis in tow behind them.
Today's video highlight is a compilation of short clips from the day's fun. We start with a short clip of us skijoring amongst the heavy falling snow as Max & Zorro tow me along as the camera gets more and more blurred by snow. We then transition to later in the day when the snow has let up and Max & Zorro are having fun launching me down an incline. Finally, we finish with Max & Zorro galloping along, laying fresh tracks, in pretty & snow covered meadows. What a fun day!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A perfect May morning if you are a sled dog:
"Oh my, this has been FUN!" declares ecstatic Zorro.
"Is it going to snow all summer too?!?" asks happy & pleased Max.

A great snow day in late May: 8 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a modest top speed of 17 MPH (what a treat to be slowed by snow on the 27th)!

2016/2017 Season to Date: 165 days on the trails covering 1373.1 miles with 145,000 feet of elevation climbed.

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