Monday, February 17, 2014

Max Birthday

Today is Max's birthday and Zorro & I decided to give him a 'skijor run' for his present!
Just what every Siberian wants for a birthday - an airborne sprint as you fly by a
silly "SLOW" sign!

We took Max to one of his favorite network of trails in the Swan Valley Recreation Area. He was ecstatic to see the trails we had chosen for his birthday!
"OH BOY! Come on - get those skis on so we can go! It's my BIRTHDAY!" says talkative
Max giving me a lecture at the trailhead as I am clearly taking too long to hook them to the
gangline and get my skis on so we can gooooo!

Here is what Zorro & I gave Max for his birthday:
An 11.4 mile outing was my gift.
24.7 MPH was Zorro's gift.

Here is what Max gave himself for his birthday:
"Rub a dub dub, rolling a snow angel for ME!" demonstrates Max at our high point
of the outing.

Here is what Mother Earth gave Max for his birthday:
A moose standing dead center in the trail!!!!
Oh my did the Siberians want to play "chase the moose"; but the chicken little musher quickly
put a stop to the fun until the moose ran up the trail (and then, of course, we took off in chase :)
Mother Earth must really like Max to give him such an exciting gift!

Finally, here is what we all gave each other for Max's birthday. A fun glide through the forest on 1-2 inches of fresh snow!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

So, Max, how was the birthday outing?
"I am the happiest Siberian Husky on EARTH!" states giddy Max as he just finished his
snow angel and declared his happiness before we started the final leg back to the trailhead.

A fun birthday bash covering 11.4 miles with 1300 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 92 days on the trails covering 784.6 miles with 91,150 feet of elevation climbed.

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