Sunday, May 13, 2018


Zorro and Jack were very frisky and happy to be back on snow after a week off! Silly boys...
"Shall we wrestle first?!?" suggests frisky Zorro.
"Hey, I can hold my own you know!!!" responds frisky Jack.
You could say this morning was somewhat of a milestone for young Jack. Before this morning, when Zorro would start something during an outing, Jack would quickly back off. But, not today, young Jack is almost 10 months old and feeling very confident that he can play right along with frisky Zorro :)  The pair was quite comical breaking out in this "wrestlefest" before we could get on the trail and start skijoring.

Unfortunately, signs of the "end of season" are appearing quickly. Rabbit Ears Pass is one of our last sections of trails to maintain snow through Spring. But, look at the sad ground exposure in the following photo:
Zorro and Jack smartly moving far left onto firm snow as you see exposed ground far to
our right and soft slush between the ground and Zorro & Jack. Ugh!
Today's short video clip goes along with the prior photo. Come along as we skijor the top of Rabbit Ears Pass and watch how smart Zorro and Jack are to keep far away from and ground or slush obstacles. Good boys!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Despite the deteriorating conditions you see in the prior photo & video, we did still find some really nice stretches of all snow! Yay!
Zipping along a nice wide & all snow section of trail - yay!
As has been our pattern since hooking up young Jack: short runs with 2 short breaks. Well, Jack has certainly "mastered" the break concept (and he's doing great at the skijoring part too :)
"Silly, this kid is just silly!" declares happy Zorro looking back to me at one of our breaks.
"Rub a dub dub, cooling my happy jets!" demonstrates silly Jack. Clearly 'break' has
translated to 'stop, drop and roll' in Jack's skijoring dictionary :)
End of the morning run and where is little puppy Rudy? Here he is....
"I had a great time today!" declares happy Jack.
"Surrounded by children, <sigh>!" smirks funny Zorro.
"Look at me!! Look at me!!!!" states focused little Rudy hoping for my attention.

The ground is certainly starting to show at Rabbit Ears; but there is still plenty of snow to go a little longer... 2.85 miles today with 350 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 16 MPH.

2017/2018 Season to Date: 52 days on the trails covering 332.1 miles with 32,050 feet of elevation climbed.

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