Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Two Pass

Nice wide angle, fresh tracks shot of Jack & Rudy propelling me along this morning!

Laying fresh tracks for a good part of a fun outing! Wheeee!

Our outing this morning started in the backcountry (see photo above) and eventually had us drop out of the backcountry and onto the trails of Gold Run Nordic Center. Once on the nordic center trails, we did some more "fresh tracks skijoring" until we finally met up with the groomer out on the trails. We always have fun meeting up with the groomer and talking & flirting with the drivers.

The groomer!!!! Time to meet up with the driver and discuss skijoring
(Rudy woo'd at him, that's his form of discussion :)

Come along for a fun "two pass" skijoring clip for today's video highlight. The first 30 seconds finds us laying fresh tracks in the morning's new snow. We did a loop on this trail and the groomer had come by during our loop. So, the second 30 seconds is the same stretch of trail as the first 30 but this time we are first tracks on the freshly groomed trail. A fresh tracks pass followed by a first tracks pass. Fun!

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Fresh tracks & first tracks all morning long, that makes a couple of 4 year olds quite frisky. How frisky? Well, too frisky! :)

"Let's play!!!!!" says play bowing Jack.
"You bet!!!!" responds 'never back down' Rudy!
We all know what happened next! Unauthorized wrestling on the trail!

There was a strong wind developing during our outing. I kept expecting us to get caught in a wind-blown whiteout, but we narrowly escaped every such wind event!

A wind whiteout crossing the trail in front of us. The whiteout was
in front of us and in back of us, but not on us! This happened
multiple times. How lucky were we?!?!

Finally, for a humorous 'end of run' treats shot. Oh those silly blacks (Zorro & Jack)!

"Are we close enough to get treats?" asks Zorro & Jack mugging me!
"Ahem, I'd like it known WHO is the mellow good boy!" adds patient, but
historically wild, Rudy :)

It was quite a fun morning zooming around the trails and out running the wind: 10.8 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2021/2022 Season to Date: 54 days on the trails covering 430.5 miles with 40,600 feet of elevation climbed.

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