Sunday, April 4, 2021

Bouncing Along

All smiles from the mature sled dogs at a pause on the trails this morning!

"We are having so much fun!" declares the happy pair.

We had a great morning skijoring around Buffalo Park at Rabbit Ears Pass this morning. Come along for the fun.

We started the day on a freshly groomed snowmobile trail. Freshly groomed? Zoom!

Starting out the day on a fresh groomie zoomie!

Unfortunately the groomer turned away from Buffalo Park within the first 1/2 mile. Not a problem, though, since it is April, we simply abandoned trail too and made our own route across the endless spring crust.

A firm and endless spring crust as far as the eye can see!

There was one slight drawback to the crust this morning. There were occasional snowmobile tracks crossing perpendicular or diagonal to us. These intersecting tracks cause no problem for Jack & Rudy; but imagine the human on skis. I had to bounce through and over each intersecting track. Jack & Rudy simply passed through or over such tracks. Over? Yes, check out Jack in this shot!

Jack doing his best superman impersonation as he takes
flight over a set of intersecting snowmobile tracks!

Despite the intersecting track here & there, it was still a great crust skijor this morning. Come along and watch for yourself. Fun gliding along the untouched crust and then bouncing the human through the occasional intersecting track. Bounce and go skijoring!

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Remember that 'mature' comment I made before the first photo above. Despite being very adept and professional sled dogs, Jack & Rudy are still three years old too.

"Hey, we tried 'mature' above! Overrated!" says the
silly play bowing three year olds.

Finally, a wonderful end to the outing as we were able to meet Zorro & Nancy up trail a bit and then jog back with Zorro. Lead us home Zorro!

Gently trotting with our wonderful mentor, Zorro.
Love a light jog with the fun retired Zorro to end the day!

Fun, albeit bouncy, crust skijor this morning: 7.3 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 129 days on the trails covering 1052.8 miles with 88,200 feet of elevation climbed.

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