Young Jack & Rudy's first season with over 1200 miles skijoring (1202.1 miles as of this morning). Woo Hoo!
|The flying kids surprising me and pulling out a 1200 mile season!|
We returned to the same groomed track as yesterday near Walton Peak at Rabbit Ears Pass. We figured the trail could not deteriorate too much in 24 hours and we got to the trail early in the morning. What did we find? PERFECT (especially given that it is May 27th)!
We started the day doing a short & fast lap with elder Zorro. Catching air with the threesome:
|Whee - the triple hover huskies.|
Look closely at the shadows to see that all 12 feet are off the ground in unison!
|All smiles, all power! Wheeee!|
We encountered a handful of other kindred spirits doing laps on this same perfect trail. There were about 8 people doing laps with us on the same trail. Few enough people to keep our social distance but enough people for Jack & Rudy to have a ball play "chase, follow & pass" with all the other skiers :)
|Flying along as we flirt with and entertain an oncoming skier.|
Now, here's the real impressive part. We got behind this pro for 4 laps on the trail (out, back, out and back). Whenever the trail was flat, Jack & Rudy would match his pace. Whenever the trail had an uphill grade, Jack & Rudy would close the gap on the pro!!! Whenever we hit a downhill dip, he would open up space between us as downhill skis are faster than dogs can run. But, with the flats & uphills mixed in, we kept pace with a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 4 laps! He even looked back at us a few times (on the uphills) and smiled and shook his head in disbelief that he could not shake us. He was lapping all the other people on the trail repeatedly while Jack & Rudy simple kept pace. Wow, these kids are impressive!
|Uphill grade so we are closing the gap on the U.S. Ski Team pro in front of us!!!!|
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Besides showing they are professional athletes this morning, Jack & Rudy had other talents to showcase:
|Deer prints in the trail (look next to my right ski for one of the prints).|
"Smells DELICIOUS!" states print inspecting Rudy.
"We roll in deer prints, right?" demonstrates goofy and always rolling Jack :)
|"Happy and READY!" says the focused trio.|
2019/2020 Season to Date: 175 days on the trails covering 1202.1 miles with 110,700 feet of elevation climbed.