A "hunt & jog" maneuver from Rudy. What caught his attention?
|"Wildlife! Focused to the right!" demonstrates hunt & jog Rudy.|
What caught Rudy's attention? Well, nobody knows :) Notice that Jack is not looking to the right. I did glance right after seeing Rudy but I did not see anything either. With Jack still focused forward, I knew it was not any wildlife of interest (i.e., moose or elk) but just silly Rudy locking on something silly such as a squirrel off in the distance. Oh that young & distractible Rudy :)
We had a great time skijoring out & back on the Harrison Creek Trail atop Rabbit Ears Pass this morning. With unseasonable warm days and no recent snowfall, the conditions were surprisingly great!
|Following snowmobile tracks as we crest into a pretty open meadow.|
We were quite happy to find snowmobile tracks to follow for miles this morning. Wheeee!
|Going fast as we follow another snowmobile track through another open meadow.|
Why were we thankful for the snowmobile tracks this morning? Well, it has been unseasonably warm recently with no new snowfall. As a result, the untouched snow in the sun had become a bit punchy. I won't ask Jack & Rudy to traverse through punchy snow, that's unnecessary use on their hips! But, you can step out of the tracks for snow angels at turnaround time!
|Turnaround... Roll Around.|
Notice the punchy footprints from Jack; thus the reason we were happy
to find snowmobile tracks this morning to avoid punchy snow!
Today's video highlight? A fun "fast to the finish" clip from Jack & Rudy. Come along as we conclude the morning's run as fast as we started. Impressive sled dogs!
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Hey, Zorro! Thanks for coming to pick us up!!!
|"My pleasure.How about some end of run treats for reward?" asks focused Zorro.|
Such happy & fun smiles from Jack & Rudy too!
A beautiful 10.1 mile skijor at Harrison Creek with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2021/2022 Season to Date: 22 days on the trails covering 171.6 miles with 16,200 feet of elevation climbed.