Sunday, March 12, 2023

Yay Snow

Uh-oh, perfect Jack starting a play session on the trail! So much for perfect :)

"Tag, you're it!" goes Jack giving Rudy a left jab/tag.
"Bring it on!" responds 'never back down' Rudy.

To be fair to Jack, Rudy had done a similar thing to him about 5 minutes earlier. But, where's my perfect Jack? I guess you have got to instigate now & then when your younger brother is a regular pest :)

Today's skijor outing at Harrison Creek occurred amidst heavy snowfall. The forecast was for a "chance of  light snowfall" and the reality was 100% heavy snowfall. Unfortunately it is really hard to capture snowfall in a still photo -  white on white just disappears...

One big flake in the upper left of this photo hitting the camera.

Okay, let's try again to capture some of the active snowfall:

Two large flakes to the left of Rudy, lots of white speckles (more flakes)
against the trees.

Enough trying to capture a white on white still shot. Come along for today's video which truly showcases the active snowfall coming down around us. Jack & Rudy were having a blast running in the snow all morning. Then, get ready to laugh at the end of this clip. We are approaching our "turnaround point" of the morning. At the end of the clip I call out a "wait" and the "left" which the kids execute as a "stop, turn, drop and roll snow angels" as they typically do at any/all of our turnaround points :)

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

At least it is easier to capture some snowflakes in a still shot when we are stopped:

Still from the end of the video with a big flake up from Rudy's back legs
and another nice flake to the right center of this photo.

Back to the trailhead which gets plowed for parking. Jack & Rudy love to climb snow walls for end of run treats whenever they exist. Sillies...

"We'll come up here to make this go faster!" suggest the funny kids climbing
high to get end of run treats without having to wait for me to bend down.

A really fun "active snowfall" skijor this morning: 10.5 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 107 days on the trails covering 948.3 miles with 87,400 feet of elevation climbed.


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