It's still hunting season in Colorado, just ask Jack & Rudy :)
|"Moose went this way! Can we follow & hunt it down?" asks the silly|
kids standing in a set of moose tracks leading off trail.
Ok, so it is ALWAYS hunting season for Jack & Rudy :) I only mention that it is hunting season for humans in Colorado because that means we are sharing many trails with off road vehicles for the next few weeks. Yesterday morning's adventure took us skijoring on the Harrison Creek Trail atop Rabbit Ears Pass. Here's what I mean by "sharing the trails"...
|A packed trail of off road vehicle tire tracks. But also very nice|
middle powder to put my ski in if the tracks get too icy.
The further we went, though, the fewer vehicle tracks we encountered. Here we are in a solo ATV track at our highest elevation of the morning:
|Nice views, nice "October snow" - wheeee!|
But, of course, the reverse also holds. Close to the trailhead and there was lots of trail carnage from lots of vehicular traffic. Yuck...
|Guess we'll drift to the left to glide on by this vehicular mess|
in the middle of the trail! Jack & Rudy are such great partners!
Now for a little video fun from the morning. Here we are cruising along the Harrison Creek Trail. When the conditions are sketchy, Jack & Rudy slow to a gentle trot and weave through obstacles. When the conditions are good, the kids floor and off we go. They do all this without a single verbal command from me. They really understand how to keep the human upright so we can keep on going :)
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Another fun outing, another team celebration at the trailhead :)
|"You have my full attention!" says happy Jack.|
"Aren't I adorable???" asks cutie Rudy.
6.2 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.
2022/2023 Season to Date: 6 days on the trails covering 37.0 miles with 3250 feet of elevation climbed.