Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Laying fresh tracks in early April! Yay!

Sure it's only an inch or so of new snow.
But, it's fresh tracks in April! Yay!

With an inch or so of new snow, we set out to the upper elevation trails of Breckenridge Nordic Center this morning. We were thrilled to find ourselves first on the trails to lay fresh tracks in the morning's new snow.

Along the way, Rudy wanted to start a session of "tag & tackle" with Jack. Initially, Jack showed great maturity and was ignoring Rudy's bait. What did Rudy do in response to Jack ignoring him? Well, big dude Rudy hopped forward and then left to establish himself as a roadblock in front of Jack.

"Can't ignore this!" declares road blocking Rudy.
"Yes, I can no longer resist!" adds Jack finally taking the bait.

Yes, Jack could not ignore the large Rudy roadblock. A session of "tag, tackle & wrestle" broke out immediately after the prior photo.  Nice try Jack, but that Rudy is a persistent little pest :)

Before and after Rudy's roadblock antics, we did some wonderful fresh tracks skijoring. Come along for a fun glimpse into the morning. Also, notice the light snowfall coming down around us in this clip. Wheeee!

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We did an "out & back" on the same trail, so we had to turnaround once. Yep, turnaround, roll around.

"You turn, we stop, drop & roll!" demonstrates the goofy kids.

With wide trails and nobody else out yet this morning, we were able to lay fresh tracks both directions all morning long. What an April treat!

Our "out tracks" to the left as we continue
laying fresh tracks on the right side of the tail.

Back to the trailhead to report in with elder Zorro and the giggle twins (Jack & Rudy) were still in a comical mood.

Mature Zorro & I preparing the end of run treats.
The giggle twins playing 'king of the mountain' off to the side :)

Yay for a fresh tracks April skijor: 8.2 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 132 days on the trails covering 1080.2 miles with 90,600 feet of elevation climbed

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