Saturday, March 3, 2018

Fond Memories

Beautiful bluebird morning to skijor the perfect terrain on Harrison Creek! Zoom!
Beautiful trail conditions, beautiful views of the rest of Colorado below us and
beautiful shot of sprinting & flying Zorro!
We typically save the Harrison Creek trail at Rabbit Ears Pass for early and late season (Oct/Nov and Apr/May) since it is the highest elevation trail at Rabbit Ears and has the best early/late season conditions. Even though it is only March, Zorro and I decided to do Harrison Creek anyway. It is a fun & fast trail, so why not take advantage of some perfect conditions right now?

Come along and watch today's short clip of Zorro FLYING along the Harrison Creek sprint track as we top 23 MPH skijoring. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Temperatures were just above freezing for our entire outing. You know what that means... The sled dog gets HOT :)
"Phew, must roll snow angels to cool off!" declares silly Zorro at our turnaround point of
the morning.
While Rabbit Ears Pass has many trails offering all kinds of skijor fun, Harrison Creek is probably our favorite. It was the first trail we ever skijored on the pass and it provided Max, Zorro and I years of endless fun. We brought a little bit of Max with us to celebrate our fond memories of this trail. At our turnaround point of the outing, I pulled out a sack of Max's ashes and let them go into the wind. Zorro seemed to sense or smell what was going on and was very interested. Look closely in the photo below and it looks like you are seeing snowflakes against Zorro's black coat. Not snowflakes, though, these speckles are Max's ashes floating about the pass as we released them onto one of his favorite trails. Enjoy the snow Max, glad we could drop you off for a visit!!!
"Ah, Max! Sure miss my best skijor buddy!" declares Zorro.
After skijoring about 7 miles, it was time to hook up little Jack for his 50 yard skijor dash to end the day's outing. As usual, we wore him out in just 50 yards :)
"Oh boy, must cool my jets! I'm on FIRE!" declares snow rolling Jack.
A fast & fun day at Rabbit Ears enjoying some fond memories of sharing this trail with Max: 7 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2017/2018 Season to Date: 38 days on the trails covering 279.5 miles with 24,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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