Beautiful morning to "catch air" skijoring atop the solid spring crust at Vail Pass!
We had so much fun yesterday skijoring Vail Pass that we returned again this morning. As I mentioned yesterday, we are getting into that time of year where the only snow left to skijor is on the high mountain passes in Colorado. Well, Vail Pass is one such high mountain pass, so we'll be using it as much as possible while the snow holds up.
But, the change in conditions near the trailhead from yesterday to today was quite shocking. Oh those warm melting afternoons we've been having! Getting in and out of this morning's skijor required a lot of careful navigation through shrubbery starting to poke through the snowpack. Good thing Jack & Rudy listen so well!
|Yikes! Shrubbery!!!!! But, Jack & Rudy nicely following|
my verbal commands to weave through the weeds.
Yet, once you get through the shrubbery down low, you see why we did it. Compare and contrast the prior and following photo of the conditions down low versus the conditions up high. Amazing difference!
|Winding through the shrubbery to get to this up high|
was well worth it!!! Wheeee!
Come along for today's fun video highlight. We start out flying along the perfect crust and then eventually transition into a ravine to fly through. So much fun up higher where the conditions are still incredible!
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Today's "non skijoring" entertainment from the silly kids, Jack & Rudy: snow angels with a view :)
|Pausing to roll snow angels nice mountain|
views in the foreground.
Done for the day, time to celebrate with our favorite retired gentleman, Zorro!
|"Ready!" declares focused Zorro.|
"Patiently waiting our turn!" adds sweet Jack & Rudy.
Two days in a row getting in some really nice skijoring high up on Vail Pass. Today's tally: 9.6 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.
2020/2021 Season to Date: 151 days on the trails covering 1234.2 miles with 105,700 feet of elevation climbed.