Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Great shot of "hovering Jack & Rudy" on the vast & endless spring crust on Walton Peak this morning!
Woo Hoo, the "hover twins" flying along the perfect terrain.
We had a unexpected but wonderful surprise this morning. The forecast said temperatures at the base of Walton Peak were going to get below freezing for only 1 hour (and 1 degree below freezing) overnight. Well, the forecast was wrong, we arrived at the trailhead to find the temps in the mid 20s (F) which was much colder than forecast and also meant it had been below freezing for more than just 1 hour. The result? Well, just look at the photo above, we were able to abandon set trails and skijor any direction we wanted up, down and around Walton Peak. Woo Hoo!

We started the morning without Zorro to give the kids, Jack & Rudy, a long run before adding Zorro into the group at the end. We started on the set trail to cruise up Walton Peak - riding the "Siberian Husky Towrope" up the mountain :)
Up we go as I right the Siberian Husky Towrope!
Ok, young Jack & Rudy, complete this sentence, "What goes up, must ....":
"What goes up, must stop, drop & roll to turnaround - is that it?" suggests the goofy kids.
Rolling snow angels at the top of Walton Peak with the communication towers
atop the peak in the background.
Ok, kids, not quite, let's try that again: "What goes up, must ....":
Got it - what goes up, must come down! Wheeee!
Fun wide angle shot of the fast duo coming down Walton Peak (after finishing
rolling snow angels at the top ;)
It was such a perfect morning, I had trouble deciding on a video highlight for the outing. I finally settled on the following "fast, fun & beautiful" skijor minute. Come along as we top 22 MPH skijoring the endless spring crust atop the vast meadows on Walton Peak!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Back near the trailhead and time to pickup Zorro to give the fun elder a short sprint to the finish with his younger brothers:
Happy faces, happy huskies. Happy human to be towed along!
Why is the prior photo a bit blurry? Well, it I had to zoom in from Nancy's footage from a bit far away. Why the need to zoom? Well, big Rudy is on the inside of the team as we approached Nancy. Once we got close, the big red eclipsed smaller Zorro & Jack on the other side of him!
Rudy the eclipse!
But, you can see Zorro & Jack's ears & tails :)
Beautiful morning, right pals?
"You bet!!!! Love snow, love skijoring!" says the happy trio!
A fast outing with the kids with a surprise "firm crust" and then a fun group finish with elder Zorro: 8 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2019/2020 Season to Date: 164 days on the trails covering 1121.9 miles with 102,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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