Friday, February 12, 2021


 Jack & Rudy the flying skijor missile!

Out-stretched, airborne & flying kids! Wheeee!

We found ourselves first on the trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center to lay fresh tracks in the 1-2 inches of new snow. It is so fun to be first out on the trails!

More fresh tracks as you can see the footprints behind Jack & Rudy.

These trails are known moose terrain and we've encountered many a moose and/or moose tracks skijoring around these trails. As we were zipping along, Jack & Rudy snapped their attention to our right. You better believe I snapped right quickly too to scan for moose! Could it be? Could it be?

"Could it be a moose?!?! No, false alarm, just a fox, no reason to
slow down!
" declares 'hunt & jog' Jack & Rudy who barely broke
stride once they established it was just a fox off trail and not a moose :)

Running fast on the trails AND scanning the forest for moose means you need to make use of the warming huts to cool off :)

The silly kids rolling snow angels to cool off when we paused at this
warming hut.

We did an "out & back" on one long stretch of trail and found ourselves laying fresh tracks both ways. Come along and watch as Jack & Rudy are laying fresh tracks down the middle & right of the trail with light snow falling around us and our "out tracks" on this trail to our left. Wheeee!

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Back to the trailhead for 'end of run' treats with retired Zorro and Rudy wanted to play 'king of the mountain' first:

"Ready!" states focused Zorro.
"Me too!" adds focused Jack.
"King of the mountain!" declares silly Rudy atop the snowbank
to my left.

Fresh tracks fun today with a "just a fox, not a moose" distraction along the way: 9.4 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 82 days on the trails covering 660.0 miles with 57,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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