Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Above the Clouds

Who was enjoying this morning's skijor outing?

"We are! We are having a BLAST!" exclaims the happy, happy kids.

This morning found us skijoring out & back on the beautiful Harrison Creek Trail at Rabbit Ears Pass. Once we got up in elevation a bit, the conditions were wonderful. See for yourself:

What a perfect trail in mid-May! Wheeee!

See those clouds far to the right in the prior photo? Well, here's those same clouds at our turnaround and highest elevation point of the outing.

Cool, we are higher than the clouds!

It was a interesting day contrasting the trail conditions in the shade/forest versus in the open and sun. In the shade, the snow was quite covered with needles & moss that had fallen from the trees.

Lots of needles & moss littering the trail. Buy, hey, it is snow in May
so we'll take it :)

Come along for today's fun skijor clip of us flying through the forest. Even though the snow is a little dirty from tree needles & moss, we were out early enough that the needles/moss were still frozen into the snow so we could glide over them. Later in the day, once the snow softens, these needles/moss would lead to sticky conditions. Good thing we are early birds :)

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Then, back to the great trail conditions in the open:

Zipping along the clean snow again.

Such a fun outing this morning, let's celebrate with end of run treats:

"Ready!" declares the happy & focused fun kids.

Another great May outing: 8.8 miles traveled with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 157 days on the trails covering 1382.8 miles with 125,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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