Saturday, February 20, 2021

Fresh Tracks

 Jack & Rudy chilling in the snow off trail at our turnaround point of the morning:

"Aaahh, cooling off in the deep side snow!" demonstrates the
happy kids.

We started this morning's outing on a lesser used but very wide trail. I was thrilled to see we would be laying fresh tracks in 1-2 inches of fresh snow on this trail. Jack & Rudy, on the other hand, were thrilled to see they could roll snow angels in the untouched snow before we got started. Silly kids!

"Rub a dub dub!" says the silly kids.
"Uh, excuse me, can we get going?" I asked :)

Once I finally got my partners upright and going, oh boy did we have fun on this trail! Fresh tracks out and back!

Catching air as we lay fresh tracks on the way back with our
"fresh out tracks" to our left. Wheeee!

After laying fresh tracks on that fun side trail, we dropped onto the trails of Gold Run Nordic Center and found ourselves first tracks on the recently groomed speed track!

The airborne kids making full use of a newly groomed trail!

What happens when Jack & Rudy are first tracks on a groomed speed track? Well, we topped 23 MPH skijoring this morning. Come along for a peek into the fast & fun groomie zoomie!

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Finally, to end the day we transitioned onto the narrow Upper Flume single track trail. It was single file jogging to end the outing:

Trotting along the single file single track. Lead on Jack :)

Back to the trailhead with elder Zorro. Does anyone remember who gets the 'end of run' treats first?

"I DO! I DO!" declares Zorro :)
"Me second!" adds happy Jack.
"Chilling, waiting for third serving!" says mellow Rudy.

Fresh tracks to first tracks to single file jogging - all in one outing! 8.4 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 89 days on the trails covering 720.0 miles with 62,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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