Monday, April 1, 2024

That to This

We started this morning's skijor laying fresh tracks with active snowfall coming down around us!

It's really hard to capture "active snowfall" in a still photo.
But, note the big flake directly up from Rudy's head as well as other
"white speckles" in this photo.

Ok, let's do a video instead to show the fun snowfall. Come along as we are laying fresh tracks in the morning's new snow with active snowfall still coming down around us. So fun to skijor the backcountry amidst active snowfall!

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So, this morning's skijor went from "that" (fresh tracks amidst active snowfall) to "this" (catching air in the sun on a recently groomed trail):

The hover huskies, Jack & Rudy, at it again :)

What a range of weather, all during one outing. It was snowing heavy when we started and then the sun was shining brightly when we finished the outing. All new snow, even if it was short lived, is a welcome treat in April!!!!

Along the way we dropped onto the upper loop at Gold Run Nordic Center and were thrilled to find we were first tracks on this freshly groomed trail!

First tracks on the groomie zoomie! Wheeee!

Along the way, Jack, as always, decided to roll snow angels at our turnaround point. Rudy, on the other hand, decided it was a day to sing to let everybody know about your joy!

"Rub a dub dub!" goes snow rolling Jack.
"WOOOOO! Can you hear me now?" goes Rudy coming back close
to me to make sure I heard him (as if you could miss his belting WOO :)

Finally, the fun kids found yet another wonderful snow wall to perch on for end of run treats:

"We love snow walls as much as we love end of run treats!" declares the
happy kids.

A fun day going from active snowfall to bright sunshine: 9.6 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2023/2024 Season to Date: 120 days on the trails covering 1034.4 miles with 101,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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