We celebrated Earth Day today with a multitude of wildlife encounters while skijoring Boreas Pass.
|Beautiful conditions at the upper elevations of Boreas Pass!|
Mother Earth provided us with the following forms of wildlife encounters: 1 fox crossing, 3 different squirrel encounters, 1 chipmunk crossing, 1 low flying robin and 1 low flying bluejay - wow, what an Earth Day! Here we go...
|"Fox straight ahead, let's get this human moving!" say the fox-locked pair determined to|
sprint up the trail and catch the fox.
|"Squirrel on the shoulder and our radar is locked - go, go, go!" demonstrate Max & Zorro as|
we fly down the trail towards the squirrel target.
Along with the day's theme, today's video highlight starts with a chipmunk distraction on the trail. You cannot actually see the little chipmunk cross the trail, but you can tell it happened by the reaction of Max & Zorro. Watch as I almost lose my "typically composed lead dog Max" off the trail to the chipmunk before he finally recovers and we begin real skijoring again.
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Max & Zorro's opinion of our Earth Day outing...
|"Excellent wildlife viewing & chasing today!" say the happy brothers giving me an|
approving glance as we glide past Bakers Tank.
A 10.4 mile outing up & down Boreas Pass with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.
2013/2014 Season to Date: 136 days on the trails covering 1178.3 miles with 135,900 feet of elevation climbed.