Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Jack & Rudy surpassed 1257 miles of skijoring yesterday.

The most miles the two youngsters have logged in a single season!

"And we thoroughly enjoyed every single mile!!!!" declares the happy pair.
Jack just finished rolling one of this patented snow angels, in case you are
wondering why he looks partially down :)

Our single season mileage record is 1433.5 miles accomplished by Max & Zorro in 2016/2017. But, yesterday marked young Jack & Rudy's longest season yet. Last year was their personal record at 1253.2 miles. But, we are now at 1257.4 miles and counting for this season! Woo Hoo! We probably won't surpass Max & Zorro's 1433 mile record; but I do anticipate Jack & Rudy reaching 1300 miles! We'll have to see what the rest of May has in store for us.

Back to the outing. It was a beautiful morning to skijor around Dumont Lake atop Rabbit Ears Pass if you picked your path correctly. Check out these great conditions:

A light layer of new snow atop otherwise packed snowmobile trails.

What did I mean by "pick your path correctly" in the previous paragraph? Well, come along for today's video highlight. Watch as the clip starts with us bouncing along in a "tracked up" trail. But, a few seconds in and I notice the right side of the trail is really nice. So, an "over to the right" verbal call from me and Jack & Rudy slide right onto the smooth trail ad off we go! Perfect once we "picked the correct path" :)

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A little further along and the following happened... It takes a lot for Jack & Rudy to abandon forward going and lock on something behind us!

Oh my, what has the kids' attention? What could make then want
to do a 180 while jogging?!?!?

The only thing that could get this reaction from them is moose or elk nearby. So, you better believe I stopped immediately to see what got their attention behind us (imagine a moose coming down the trail behind us!!!!!). Luckily, we never found the source of their 180, despite stopping to stare intensely into the trees.

Must be a moose nearby; but, luckily, we never saw one!

After failing to find the moose (or elk), it was back to forward momentum :)

Whee, off we go again with nothing but snow in front of us!

Fun, fun day. Let me go spend a moment with retired mentor Zorro before dishing out the 'end of run' treats!

Love these moments with my favorite old man!
"Waiting our turn!" adds wonderfully patient Jack & Rudy.

Setting the youngster's "season record mileage" and still going... 7.1 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2021/2022 Season to Date: 150 days on the trails covering 1257.4 miles with 117,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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