Thursday, November 2, 2023

First Tracks

Did everybody enjoy today's awesome skijor?

"YES! We had a BLAST!" exclaims the happy kids awaiting end of run
treats after finishing our skijor this morning.

We are still skijoring off last Sunday's monster October snowstorm. Some ground is starting to show through the snow here and there, but we are still going strong! Today took us to the upper elevation trails of Breckenridge Nordic Center and we had a blast!

We were catching air in the shade:

Whee - hover huskies in the shade.

We were catching air in the sun:

Zoom - catching air with nice views.

We were inspecting moose tracks leading off trail and into the trees:

"These smell FRESH! We think we should follow!" says the moose inspectors.
No, I did not give in, this is as far off trail as I let Jack & Rudy take me; but
you can see the moose tracks in front of them leading into the trees.

We were testing the limits of the gangline rolling far apart snow angels:

That's about as far apart as Jack & Rudy can get and still roll :)

The highlight for me? Well look at the shade and sun "catching air" photos closely. In the shaded photo, we are close to the trailhead and you can see lots of other prints tracking up the trail (both ski tracks and some rude people who walked the groomed trail!). Now look at the sun photo, and, yep, no pre-existing tracks! Once we out-skied all the mere mortals, we found miles of untouched groomed terrain to enjoy. What a treat! Come along for a minute video glimpse into this endless first tracks fun!

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Ok, sure the ground is starting to show here & there in the prior video. But, it's still early November and we have gotten five days of skijoring from one monster storm! Here's praying for fresh snow to return next week (it is in the forecast).

Today's tally: 8.2 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2023/2024 Season to Date: 6 days on the trails covering 47.3 miles with 5200 feet of elevation climbed.


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