We took a road trip to Skijor the Tetons this week...
|Max, Zorro (and I) pausing to take in a view of a "teton peak". The Tetons are known for their|
steep & striking "rock peaks" as you can see in front of us in this photo. Mesmerizing :)
We all started getting excited at the tail end of last week as we watched a huge storm rolling out of the Pacific Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest. Oftentimes, such big events off the Pacific will deliver big snow dumps to North and even Central Colorado. But, NO, it failed, the storm stayed north and dumped snow on Montana and Wyoming while missing Colorado! Argh! Always the optimist, I got a great idea and found the right moment to suggest to Nancy, "We could make a road trip to Wyoming. Togwotee Pass is forecast to get 1+ feet of snow. Max, Zorro and I think we should go!" Yay, she agreed. So we packed the supplies and hit the road in search of snow in the Wyoming Tetons.
As you see from the photo above - success!!!! Come along as we skijor Togwotee Pass in the heart of the Tetons!
Day 1: We arrived to Togwotee Pass midday Monday to find just what we expected: snow, snow, snow! On with the skis and we took off for a wonderful 8.7 mile skijor. There were a few "snow over mud" obstacles to avoid, but take a gander at this shot:
|Sprint-tucked Max & out-stretched Zorro as we zoom along the terrain atop Togwotee Pass.|
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Max was ecstatic at the snow we found on arrival. He rolled 7 (yes, SEVEN) snow angels before we even got started (I didn't think I was taking that long to get the equipment ready :) He then proceeded to roll 2 more snow angels during the outing for a total of 9 on the day. He certainly approved of our trek to find snow!
|"Snow is back, snow is back! Love it!" demonstrates snow loving Max.|
|Synchronized, out-stretched & sprinting Max & Zorro. Wheeee! The footprints you see all around|
us were "deer prints" while the indentation in the snow in front of us was the track we set the
When we encountered this group on day 1 we got, "Wow!" "Cool!" and "No Way - Awesome!" from them as we skijored by. On day 2, we got smiles & waves from all as they realized we were all snow seeking kindred spirits.
|The "Line Traveling Circus" van with all their equipment spread around to play in the snow. They|
were videotaping their antics, wonder if Max, Zorro and I will make the "show"?
|"Successful indeed! Tetons are great. We had a blast!" exclaim my ecstatic partners at one|
of our turnaround points.