Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sled Dog Fun

A fun day playing chase with the dog sled tours from Good Times Adventures!
Having fun playing chase with the 8-dog sled team in front of us.
To be nice to the tours, we never pass. If the team slows down, we slow down; when the
team speeds up, we speed up. Fun game of chase and the crowds get a kick out of the
crazy guy on skis keeping pace with an 8-dog team!

Still playing chase with the same 8-dog team; but a little further down the trail now with every sled dog in a dead sprint.
"See! No proper sled dog pays attention to a silly SLOW sign!" demonstrate sprinting Max
and Zorro as we fly down the trail behind the sled team.

Here is a fun video putting together our 2 minutes of chase including the previous two photos. The game went as follows: (1) get behind the team and play fast & fun chase; (2) slow down when the sled team slows and keep casually behind for a short stretch; and (3) woo-hoo, the team opens up the throttle again as we play another game of fast chase - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

We did many loops around the trails at Good Times looking for teams to have fun with. We were cruising along one trail alone when I said, "This is fun, let's go find some more sled dogs to chase!" I was not expecting anyone to know what I was saying; but here is the reaction I got from Max & Zorro immediately after making the above comment:
"Yeah! We agree! Let's go find some more teams to play with!" exclaim Max & Zorro.
Look at those agreeing faces and try and tell me they did not understand what I said!

Alas, we succeeded! Another 8-dog team from Good Times cruising down the trail as Max & Zorro get ready to start another game of chase!
"There's more, there's more - ready, set, GO!" say the intense pair getting ready to launch
into another game of chase.

A beautiful day, a beautiful run - fun, fun, fun!
"So much fun today!" say my extremely happy buddies.

A fast day running around the dog sled trails at Good Times Adventures covering 9.8 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 99 days on the trails covering 848.8 miles with 98,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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