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 :)
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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.