Friday, November 12, 2021


Fun "shot from the front" of happy Jack & Rudy towing to the finish of today's skijor!
"Whee!!! Hi mom! Hi Zorro!" says the happy kids.
Nancy & Zorro are, of course, just off trail getting this fun finish shot.

We headed to Rabbit Ears Pass today to enjoy the new snow that fell Wed & Thu this week. After doing a little warmup lap around a meadow, we saw some backcountry skiers heading out the main trail. Jack & Rudy love to play "chase, catch & pass" with anything in front of them on the trails, skiers included :)
"Hi! Bye! Coming through!" declares Jack & Rudy powering on by
the skiers that were out in front of us.

Once past the skiers, we were first on the trail in a beautiful 5-8 inches of new snow for our "out direction" on the trail.
Fresh tracks! Wheeee!

We did an "out & back" on the Harrison Creek trail. So, you know what that means! We were able scrunch together, shoulder to shoulder, and make use of our out track on the way back.
Zooming along in the track we set on the way out.

Today's video highlight: if your volume is up high enough, you can hear Rudy and Jack talking & complaining about how slow I am at our turnaround on the trail this morning. Then, once I'm aligned, OFF we GOOO! Yes, that is quiet Jack also talking & complaining about my slowness along with always talkative Rudy :)
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Besides wonderful fresh snow, what else could be a highlight of the outing? Well, fresh smelling moose tracks of course!
"Beep, beep - our sensors say the moose went this way!" says Jack & Rudy
standing in a set of moose tracks leading off into the forest. No, we did NOT
follow the tracks into the forest :)

Finally, our end of run celebration with elder, retired Zorro. Isn't Rudy a crack up in this photo.
"Hey, Rudy, you have snow between your eyes!"
"I know, isn't it GREAT!" says happy Rudy.

It was a bit chilly with a strong blowing wind today, so the wimpy human cut our run short: 5.4 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2021/2022 Season to Date: 8 days on the trails covering 55.1 miles with 5500 feet of elevation climbed.

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