Monday, April 5, 2021


The silly kids rolling their patented "snow angels" at a turnaround point on the trails this morning.

"Aahh, feels so good!" declares the silly snow rolling kids.

Our original plan for the morning was to skijor the snowmobile trails around Walton Peak. But, when we got to the trailhead, we found the trails had experienced very heavy use over the past weekend and the trails had a hard freeze overnight. Frozen snowmobile tracks are not much fun to skijor. Neither Jack, Rudy or myself enjoys being in these frozen tracks.

So, we quickly abandoned the snowmobile trails and got creative to create our own route around Walton Peak. With a solid spring crust, we were able to get very creative for a fun morning run. I started by directing us off trail to follow a power line through the forest.

Perfect conditions to follow the power lines!

I knew these power lines would eventually drop us into a network of vast meadows that are "skis only, no snowmobiles allowed." What a perfect decision as we found a perfect crust in virtually untouched meadows!

A vast meadow all to ourselves!
You can see another of the power poles that we used to
lead us to this meadow to skijor around.

There are actually 4 different large meadows in this area of Walton Peak that are all "no snowmobiles" so we had a blast skijoring all four meadows!

The kids catching air again on the perfect spring crust.

Today's video highlight? Well, skijoring one of the vast meadows of course. Come along and watch the fun! Wheeee!

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Finally, back to the trailhead to enjoy 'end of run' treats with elder Zorro. Such a happy trio!

Smiles all around as I get the bag of treats opened.

A fun morning creatively making our own path up, down and around Walton Peak: 9.8 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 130 days on the trails covering 1062.6 miles with 89,100 feet of elevation climbed

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