Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May Freshies

Jack & Rudy laying fresh tracks in 4 inches of new snow on May 12th!
Yay for Fresh Snow in May!!!
Beautiful shot of the power kids blowing through 4 inches of May Powder!
Where did we find this morning's fresh snow? Well, at and above Vail Pass! There was rain last night in the local towns and valleys, but if you went up in elevation the rain was fresh May snow instead! We found ourselves laying fresh tracks in 1-2 inches of new snow at the trailhead and around 4-5 inches of fresh snow at our highest points of the morning.

Here we go with another great shot of fresh tracks and endless new snow at the top of Shrine Pass above Vail Pass. Wheeee!
Fresh snow for fresh tracks as far as the eye can see!
We started the day without elder Zorro to give young Jack & Rudy the opportunity to go up and far in the morning's new snow. Our route took us on an "out & back" going up the front side of Shrine Pass, down the backside of the pass and then returning the same route. You are probably getting used to our usual "turnaround antics" of any out & back :)
Turnaround time is roll around time!!!!
What a couple of goofy kids.
Today's fun video highlight showcases the great new snow up high with Jack & Rudy laying fresh tracks as they propel me along. The clip ends at our turnaround point of the morning. So, you get to see the goofy kids in action. Watch as the clip comes to a close and as soon as I say 'wait' the sillies immediately Stop, Drop & Roll! What a couple of comedians.
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After our turnaround and I paused a second time to text Nancy that we were running a bit behind schedule for returning. Everyone having a good time today?
"Oh my, YES! May 12 doesn't get any better than this!" exclaims the ecstatic Jack & Rudy.
After returning most of the way back, we met up with Zorro to add the fun elder into our final cruise to the finish. Such happy faces!
So happy, so much fun! Go Zorro Go!
How to celebrate new snow & fresh tracks in May? How about with 'end of run' pork treats?
"Yes, pork treats are in order!" says focused Zorro.
"Yes, yes, pork for all!" adds the happy kids!
A rare and super fun "fresh tracks day in May" - Yay! 8.1 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2019/2020 Season to Date: 168 days on the trails covering 1149.9 miles with 105,300 feet of elevation climbed.

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