Our final run of the 2016/2017 Skijor Season this morning.
A great 12 mile run on Buffalo Pass bringing us to 1433.5 total miles for the season!
|1433.5 miles traveled with 152,200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 26 MPH.|
"Every single mile was a BLAST!" declare my super happy partners at our turnaround
point of the morning.
Nice at the upper elevations near the top of Buffalo Pass:
|Whee we go along slightly choppy but "great for June" trails near the top of the pass.|
|3+ feet of beautiful, albeit choppy, snowpack to enjoy atop Buffalo Pass.|
|Still enough snow for skis & toes; but barely. Another day or two and this patch will be all dirt/mud.|
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We had an additional bonus for our last run of the season: it got below freezing last night! This meant two things: (1) the terrain was frozen and fast packed all morning (instead of increasingly soft slush you typically get in June); and (2) perfect temperatures for Max & Zorro to stay cool and go as long as the human could hold up. The result? We skijored 12.2 miles for our last outing and reached Summit Lake atop Buffalo Pass!
|The choppy snow we are on is the beach of Summit Lake. The smooth snow behind Max & Zorro|
is the "still frozen" Summit Lake.
We were quite surprised to find Summit Lake still 100% ice covered this late in June.
A great outing for a season finale: 12.2. miles traveled with 1500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
Final 2016/2017 Season Stats: 172 days on the trails covering 1433.5 miles with 152,200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 26 MPH.
On to the summer doldrums... We hope to be back running on snow in late September or October at the latest.
Pray for Snow!!!