Another BEAUTIFUL May Morning to skijor the great snowpack still available atop Vail Pass!
|The "happy foursome" cruising to the end of a beautiful morning!|
Three happy, happy sled dogs + one smiling human :)
We started the day doing a quick "out & back" with Zorro as we made our own trail up and down the crust. Despite a quick stint with Zorro, Jack says an "out & back" is a "stop, drop & roll" regardless of distance ;)
|"Can you believe this cracker jack?!?" says Zorro.|
"Yeah, what a cracker, who needs to stop/drop/roll after a short stint?" suggests mature Rudy.
"A stop to turn around is a stop. A stop is ALWAYS a stop, drop & roll!" demonstrates goofy Jack.
|Flying Zorro! Wheeee!|
Hovering Rudy! Woooo!
Cruising Jack! Woo Hoo!
|The fun kids cruising west atop this endless shelf a few miles up from the trailhead!|
|"Okay.... turnaround = roll around!" demonstrates silly Rudy.|
"Haha, I knew you'd join!!!" says goofy Jack.
Look closely and you can see some fun "snow poofs" coming off Jack & Rudy's feet. And a fun Rudy footprint in the lower left of this shot:
|Flying Rudy! Zooom!|
Hovering Jack! Wheeee!
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Perfect crust all morning long: an initial out/back with elder Zorro and then a longer out/back with just Jack & Rudy: 7.3 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.
2019/2020 Season to Date: 163 days on the trails covering 1113.9 miles with 101,700 feet of elevation climbed.