Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fast and Bumpy

A fast (albeit very bumpy in areas) skijor atop Rabbit Ears Pass this morning.
Flying along behind out-stretched and sprinting Zorro. Wheeee!
It has been a relatively dry and very warm November in Colorado. So, the trails with enough snow to skijor are slim pickings. But, Rabbit Ears Pass is one of the gems still offering enough snow coverage while we wait for winter to really arrive.

Zorro and I had a great time using all the snow still holding up on Rabbit Ears Pass.

We enjoyed rolling snow angels (well, ok, Zorro rolled, I did not :)
"Aaahhhhh, feels soooooo good!" declares snow-rolling Zorro.
We exchanged happy talk and were all smiles all morning long.
"So much fun on the 'Rabbit Ears Snow Cache'!" exclaims happy Zorro.
The rock formation in the upper left of the photo are the 'ears' from which Rabbit Ears is named.
The only slight drawback... Well, the trails received a lot of snowmobile traffic over the past holiday weekend. Warm days + lots of traffic + freezing nights + no new snow leads to some very bumpy terrain along sections of the trail.

Come and watch as Zorro and I zip along the trails to finish the day's run. But, also watch as I (i.e., the camera) am bouncing up and down as I struggle to keep pace with sprinting Zorro as he tows me over and through the bumps. Boy did my legs get quite the workout today :)
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Back to the finish and Jack joined us for our "end of run" celebration. Everyone look at Nancy and say cheeeese:
"Hi mom! When will this kid be big enough to help tow this human?" asks Zorro.
"Hi mom! When do I get to run too?!?" asks Jack.
Soon Jack, soon.....

A fun 7.1 mile outing at Rabbit Ears with 500 feet of elevation and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2017/2018 Season to Date: 8 days on the trails covering 57.8 miles with 5700 feet of elevation climbed.

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