Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Still Standing

Great conditions on the Harrison Creek Trail this morning!

Opening up the throttle on a nice wide & soft snowmobile trail.

The Harrison Creek Trail is one of the higher elevation trails to take at Rabbit Ears Pass. You get some awesome views along the way. Some views are at "the end of the trail"...

The "end of the trail" on a short side trail off the main Harrison Creek
Trail. Jack & Rudy wondering how I'm going to make it off this cliff on skis.
Sorry, guys, this is a turnaround point!

Some views are along the trail...

Jack & Rudy catching air with some stunning views to our right.

We actually had two turnaround points this morning. The first was the side trail above which ended at a steep cliff. Jack & Rudy were taking in the views at that turnaround point. Then, we had a second turnaround on the main Harrison Creek Trail. This turnaround was back to Jack & Rudy normal :)

Turnaround, roll around! Nice back leg extension from both silly kids.

Come along for today's "almost wipeout, but I'm still standing" skijor moment. The clip starts out with us innocently gliding along a wonderful snowmobile trail with some nice corduroy on the right shoulder. Then, about 35 seconds into the clip and the main (groomed) trail goes left. But, my plan was to go forward following snowmobile tracks straight. I don't realize it until it is too late to stop but the straight ahead snowmobile tracks are very bumpy and "whooped out". Watch as I nearly wipeout, but somehow recover and then continue on the bumpy snowmobile trail behind Jack & Rudy. If your volume is up, you'll hear me apologizing to Jack & Rudy for my misreading the trail condition. But, hey, I'm still standing :)

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

After misreading the trail conditions, Jack & Rudy were unsure about my ability to properly hand out end of run treats today :)

"Don't drop them you big klutz!" states Jack & Rudy concerned with
my treat handling capabilities today.

A very peaceful morning on Harrison Creek (with the one exception in the video above): 9.6 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 104 days on the trails covering 921.1 miles with 84,400 feet of elevation climbed.

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