Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Let it Snow

Jack is now 500 for 500 on skijors in his young career :)

"Timeout.... Roll around!" demonstrates Jack the goofball.
"Boring! Can we go yet?!?" asks yawning Rudy.

500 for 500? You ask? Well, today's was 4 year old Jack's 500th skijor of his young career. Today was also the 500th straight time that goofy Jack has rolled at least one snow angel on the skijor outing. 500 for 500 - pretty impressive! No wonder we affectionately call him "Jack on Crack" sometimes :)

Anyway, back to this morning's fun outing. It started snowing a bit before sunrise and then really picked in intensity after sunrise. The forecast was not as good as the snow. It's been snowing for close to 6 hours now with no end in sight. Yay. Today found us laying fresh tracks on the upper elevation trails of Peak 7 for miles and miles of fun:

Laying fresh tracks as we zoom along the upper Peak 7 trails. Wheeee!

The reward for laying fresh tracks all the way out was that we got to run in our tracks all the way back. Zoom, zoom, zoom!

Flying along in the tracks we set 15-20 minutes ago.

The highlight of the day, though, was the super deep powder stash we found at our highest elevation of the outing. While most of the lower terrain found us laying fresh tracks in 2-4 inches of snow, the powder cache we found up high had roughly 2 feet of untouched snow! Wow!

Jack & Rudy blasting through 2 feet of powder cache!

After a super fun romp through the deep powder, it was time to turn back. As we paused to turnaround, Jack caught the "scent of moose" deep in the forest. I saw tracks far away while Jack's nose caught the scent. Rudy took the chance to stand in the deep tracks we carved to show off our trail breaking fun.

"I smell moose!" declares forest inspecting Jack.
"Look at me standing in these cool & deep tracks we carved!" adds Rudy.
That's some pretty deep tracks we made that Rudy is showing off :)

Despite those super deep photos above, we actually spent the majority of the day on 2-4 inches of snow. A nice layer of snow for the human to control the skis and a nice layer of snow for Jack & Rudy to run for miles. Come along for a video highlight of the great morning!

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What fun - fresh tracks to deep powder, all on the same outing. Let's tell Zorro all about it:

"I remember my powder days!" sweet Zorro is telling me.
"Great fun and I'm 500 for 500!" adds proud Jack.
"Fresh snowflakes, tasty!" contributes silly Rudy.

A mostly fast & furious outing with a surprise powder cache to plow through at our highest elevations! 9.6 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2021/2022 Season to Date: 16 days on the trails covering 121.0 miles with 11,300 feet of elevation climbed.


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