Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Jack & Rudy's first "rodent dives" of the 2021/2022 season :)

"Rodents under the snow off trail! Incoming!" demonstrates the
rodent diving duo.

If you have followed along the last couple of seasons, you recall that Rudy is known for his high arching (fox like) rodent dives off trail into deep snow. Well, the snowpack is not too deep yet, so you'll notice Rudy is simply arching, not high arching, in this morning's rodent dive. Jack is doing his usual "rodent lunge" as his dives are much lower and closer to the ground. A little more snow and a little more practice and I know Rudy will be back to his patented, high arching dives!

Today's outing took us to the upper elevation trails on Peak 7 of the 10 Mile Range. The trails we were on will become groomed as part of Breckenridge Nordic Center once there is enough snow to use a groomer. But, in the meantime, it was just Jack, Rudy & I laying fresh tracks on the summer service road that is not yet nordic groomed. We were thrilled to find ourselves laying fresh tracks in 1-3 inches of new snow all morning!

Laying fresh tracks as we head out and up the snow covered service road.

We did an "out & back" skijor today. With a wide trail, we were able to hug the right side of the trail both directions and, thus, find ourselves laying fresh tracks out & back. Wheeee!

Laying fresh tracks on the right side of the trail as your see our
"fresh out tracks" to the left of the trail.

Come along for a "video minute" glimpse into the morning's fun. There was just enough snow to let Jack & Rudy open the throttle for multiple long stretches this morning. Fun!

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Fun, fun outing, right guys?

"Oh yes!!!!" declares super happy Rudy.
"Yes, yes, having a blast, here I come!" adds happy Jack.

The prior photo was taken at our turnaround point on the trail. Yes, you guessed it, Jack & Rudy have just finished rolling "turnaround snow angels" before flashing me these happy faces. Notice the big snow angel Jack rolled just in front of him (he is coming up from his roll in the photo :)

Back to the trailhead for end of run treats with elder Zorro. How tight can we get as a "treat awaiting trio"?

Pretty tight! All eyes on me!

A fun romp on the snow covered service roads on Peak 7 this morning: 6.9 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2021/2022 Season to Date: 11 days on the trails covering 79.4 miles with 7800 feet of elevation climbed.

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