Monday, May 22, 2017


Nice view of the snow & cloud covered Rocky Mountains from high atop Vail Pass this morning.
The "morning clouds" are beginning to burn off to bring out the sun and show off the
snow capped peaks all around us.
Last week's great snowstorm brought the trails at Vail Pass back to life for us! While the terrain high up on the pass still has a lot of snow, all the "entrance points" were down to dirt & mud until the super storm of last Wed-Fri. With all the entrances once again covered with snow, we climbed up the pass until flattening out well above 11,500 feet of elevation. Once up high, we found about a 1/2 inch of fresh snow over the snowmobile trails on the pass. Laying fresh tracks in May. Woo Hoo:
Max & Zorro leaving their footprints in the snow as we lay fresh tracks atop Vail Pass in May.
The terrain up high was so nice - time to put the pedal to the metal and zoooom:
Wheeee we go laying fresh tracks for miles & miles up high!
Eventually we had to turn around and come back down...
"Turnaround, really? Why, so nice up here!" asks 'listening but questioning me' Max.
"I'm with Max - why turnaround?" asks happy Zorro.

A great outing on the upper terrain at Vail Pass. Unfortunately, the "entrance points" will be back down to dirt & mud tomorrow (or within the next 1-2 days). So, we got a surprise trip back to Vail Pass in late May but must say good-bye to these trails until October: 8.7 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 161 days on the trails covering 1342.6 miles with 142,200 feet of elevation climbed.

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