Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Rolling snow angels to cool off at the official "Rabbit Ears Pass Geological Marker" - sillies :)

Some (humans) pause to look at the geological marker.
Others (Siberian goofballs) roll snow angels because the human paused :)

It was a mixed bag of conditions on this morning's outing. We had some really nice stretches relatively untracked snow:

Wonderful straightaway for mid May!

We also had many sketchy stretches showing that summer will eventually arrive:

Yikes, exposed asphalt on what is the road to Dumont Lake Campground in
the summer. But, still snow on the sides for us to keep going.

Finally, there was some pretty bumpy, but fully snow covered stretches of snow.

A bit of a bumpy ride along this stretch. But, hey, it's snow and not
exposed ground!

The snow covered open straightaways were very nice. Come along for the video proof of this fact. It is melting fast, but we are still able to go and floor it occasionally!

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Finally, for the first time in a while, we had no snow walls for the kids to climb for end of run treats. After handing out the treats, it was time for me to get up from a kneeling position. Oh boy, those old knees of mine, I realized how much I miss those snow walls for Jack & Rudy so I can dish out treats from a standing position!

"Sorry you have to come to our level today instead of vice versa!" says the
happy kids.

A quick "sometimes nice" and "sometimes not" outing on Rabbit Ears this morning: 6.4 miles traveled with a top speed of 20 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 158 days on the trails covering 1389.2 miles with 126,200 feet of elevation climbed.

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