Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Look at all the snow on the top of Buffalo Pass!
"Amazing - just AMAZING!" exclaims ecstatic Zorro.
"Perfect for snow angels!" adds the goof twins :)
26th of June or 177th of January? You tell me...
Looks like the 177th day of January not the 26th day of June!
We returned to Buffalo Pass this morning to continue our incredible endless June of 2019. Sadly, things are finally starting to melt everywhere except the top of the pass. How's the following for some narrow & sketchy conditions?
It might not look pretty, but, heh, the skis and Rudy are still gliding on snow!
Interesting changing of the guard in the prior photo. In Zorro's first 9 seasons skijoring he was always the one to keep toes on snow at all cost and keep the skijor going. But, at 11 years old, it appears as Zorro has handed the torch to Rudy and young Rudy is assigned the job of trotting with me in the soft and slushy shoulders.

Despite deteriorating approaches to the top of the pass, near and at the top was still incredible this morning. Wheeee!
Just beautiful up high on this January 177th.
Today's video highlight is full of dips. We start in a gentle trot and then I almost lose it in a large dip. Then Jack takes a dip to the right to grab a mouthful of snow before rejoining the team to cruise along (think of a marathon runner taking a dip to the side to get a shot of water :) Lots of dips, but lots of fun!
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A quick break in the action along the way. Everybody having a good time?
"Yes! Is it really the end of June?!?" reply happy Zorro and Jack.
"Sniff, sniff, do I sense moose in the area?" suggests Rudy.
Despite Rudy's speculation, we did not find any moose (or elk, deer or other delicacy that is tickling his nose :)

Remember that it really is late June, not mid January. That means even Zorro will join in on the snow angels antics now and then to cool off.
"Ahhhhh!" says Zorro.
"I'll roll angels with ANYONE!" adds Jack.
"Now let me get this straight - *I* am the goofy young one?" asks mellow Rudy.
Here is an amazing stat: it is June 26th and today was youngest Rudy's first 10+ mile skijor. I never dreamed he would hit 10 miles this year since he was not mature enough to consider it until June. Well, welcome the record June in the Colorado High Country giving Rudy his first 10+ mile skijor: 10.1 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 16 MPH.

2018/2019 Season to Date: 136 days on the trails covering 803.3 miles with 75,150 feet of elevation climbed.

Are we done for the season yet? Of course not! I think we will get one more outing, probably on July 1st. Stay tuned...

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