Sunday, January 10, 2021

All Terrain

Waiting on Jack at our turnaround point this morning... :)

"You sure THIS is supposed to be one of my role models?" asks youngest Rudy
as we wait for 'roll around Jack' to upright himself so se can continue skijoring :)

We were an "all terrain vehicle" skijor team this morning. Come along for the fun.

We started on single track backcountry trails just wide enough for two sled dogs to tightly fit:

Zipping along the trail barely 2 Siberian Huskies wide.

The reward for doing that was to drop onto this: the wide "groomie zoomie" of Gold Run Nordic Center. Wheeee!

Hovering Jack next to flying Rudy as we zoom along the fast trails.

How about a video example of the reward? Come along for a fast & fun ride on the great upper elevation trails at Gold Run. Zoom!

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

After some fast & fun loops at Gold Run, we had to navigate back out to find Zorro and Nancy at a lesser used trailhead. It was single file skijoring to end the day as the track was only 1 sled dog or 2 skis wide. It's funny to see big dude Rudy eclipsing skinny Jack in front. But, Jack is the natural lead dog of the two. You can barely see a bit of Jack but the fact that Rudy is airborne tells you we are going fast in this single file track!

Flying Rudy eclipsing skinny Jack on the single file trail.

To end the day, I always try to have a special, personal exchange with retired Zorro before starting the group 'end of run' treats party.

My special "old man Z" :)

A quick day with the all terrain vehicles Jack & Rudy: 6.6 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 54 days on the trails covering 424.0 miles with 37,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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