It started dumping snow near the end of this morning's skijor outing. Near blizzard skijoring! Wheeee!
|Heavy falling and blowing snow as Jack & Rudy zip around|
a gentle right in the trail.
The day started out very innocent with only light snowfall as we were laying fresh tracks in the shallow layer of new snow on the trails.
|Solo snowflake hitting the camera in the upper center of this photo.|
Not many friends with this snowflake to start the day :)
In fact, if you ask Jack & Rudy, it was a bit warm to start the outing (temps were in the low 20s F). I paused momentarily at our first pass by the Hallelujah Warming Hut. This is Jack & Rudy's idea of warming:
|"Aaah, must roll in the snow to cool off!" go the silly kids.|
As we pushed on, the snow started increasing in intensity. But it was still pretty mild for most of the outing:
|Snowing a bit harder as the snowflakes now have friends.|
Notice the white "flake dots" agains the trees.
Notice the white "flake dots" against the Hallelujah Hut.
Notice the cool shot of airborne Jack & Rudy :)
Eventually, it was BOOM and it started dumping. Very intense snowfall for the last 15 minutes or so of our outing. Not a blizzard, but darn near close to it. Come along and watch for 75 seconds of skijoring amid intense snowfall. Notice the snow has no impact on fast running Jack & Rudy - they LOVED it!
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Finally, some well earned end of run treats for the happy, hard working sled dogs:
|"We like the dumping snow part of the outing best!" declares the snow lovers.|
Light snowfall to totally dumping: 8.8 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.
2022/2023 Season to Date: 97 days on the trails covering 854.6 miles with 78,600 feet of elevation climbed.