I only have time to writeup a quick recap of this morning's skijor. But, it was so much fun I had to share some!
We started at Dumont Lake on packed tire tracks left over from the recently completed hunting season in Colorado.
|Catching air in the fast packed tracks.|
We then turned to follow pre-existing ski tracks out & back around the base of Rabbit Ears Peak!
|Love this shot as Jack & Rudy are chest high with me!|
They have just flown up a slight rise in the trail that I am about to encounter.
Then, for a real surprise, we hung a left near the Columbine junction and found ourselves laying fresh tracks in untouched snow on days old snowmobile tracks.
|Wow, nobody has been this direction until us for days (that's how long|
it's been since fresh snow fell).
What was even more of a treat that the fresh tracks segment? Well, back to the first photo. I totally expected the leftover tire tracks from hunting season to be packed & icy this morning. I was ready for slow going until we got onto less used terrain. But, nope. The tire tracks were packed but also SOFT! Wow, what a treat. Come along and watch as we are skijoring in packed tired tracks but you can see snow poofs coming off Jack & Rudy's feet as the tracks were also soft!
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That's all folks! We'll back for a more involved blog on our next outing :)
|"We were there, we know how fun it was!" exclaims the happy kids|
awaiting end of run treats.
A really nice day skijoring near Dumont Lake and Rabbit Ears Peak: 9.2 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2023/2024 Season to Date: 23 days on the trails covering 186.7 miles with 18,000 feet of elevation climbed.