Everyone ok skijoring the spring crust atop Vail Pass for a third day in a row?
|"Oh yes! We'll threepeat anything for toes on snow in May!" declares|
the happy kids.
Yes, this morning was our third day in a row making use of the great conditions high up on Vail Pass. How great? Well, take a look at this incredible photo for May:
|Jack & Rudy catching air atop a perfect and vast spring crust!|
Once we got up over 600 feet in elevation, we were able to leave the vast meadows and skijor the crust through groves of trees. What fun!
|Zipping along as the crust among the trees was perfect|
and firm this morning too!
I mentioned yesterday that we had to navigate through exposed shrubbery at the lower elevation to begin and end the outing. Well, 24 hours later and we found we had to navigate through and around occasional patches of exposed shrubbery at the mid elevations of the outing too. Plants poking through at the lower and mid elevations now. Eek! But, here's a perfect shot of perfect Jack & Rudy getting together tight to navigate me through a shrubbery minefield. We all just barely fit through these occasional obstacles!
|Jack, Rudy and my skis navigating the shrubbery minefield :)|
Today's video highlight goes along with the prior photo. Come along as we are on really nice crust but have to navigate the occasional minefield of shrubbery along the way. Perfect navigation by all and perfect listening to me calling out "right" at two points along the way to avoid large bushes. Great skijor partners!
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Fun shot of mentor Zorro spotting us approaching at the end of the morning run. Zorro always spots us as soon as we are in view and watches his mentees perform :)
|"Nice work kids! Bring dad back, I have plans for him!" says|
|"Yes! End of run treat plans!" declares Zorro.|
"Good idea big brother!" adds cute Jack & Rudy.
A nice threepeat of Vail Pass the last three days with today's outing covering 8.8 miles with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2020/2021 Season to Date: 152 days on the trails covering 1243.0 miles with 106,500 feet of elevation climbed.