Monday, November 3, 2014

Tag, You're It

Fresh Snow on Vail Pass means "Zoom, Zoom a Skijoring We Go!"
Zoom! Need I say more?
You have to love the aerodynamics in the previous photo. Notice how all 4 ears are tightly pinned against the heads. We were sprinting into a strong wind and Max & Zorro smartly turned on the aerodynamics to keep us going as fast as possible into a strong wind.

Normally the ears are up (or partially up) while they sprint as it is clearly fun to "listen & run"; but occasionally they know to use their aerodynamics to maintain speed. Eventually we were out of the strong wind, so it was back to ears up mode:
Ears up, love to take in the sounds of the forest as we sprint along the trail!

Our video highlight from today's outing goes along with the blog title, "Tag, You're It." Watch as we are cruising along the trail nicely with Max & Zorro each in their own track and me in the middle powder. But, about 17 seconds into this clip, Max decides to move over to the right side of the trail and "tag Zorro" and Zorro tries to avoid the tag. Max succeeds with a tag and then it is all over and we resume with our regularly scheduled run along the trail. Just a quick "tag & go" from silly Max!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

At our turnaround point, we had the usual "quick break antics" from my partners:
Max rolling his patented snow angels. Zorro chomping down on his patented snowcones (notice
how full his mouth looks).

After every run, the hard working sled dogs get chunks of pork to replenish the engine:
So focused. "Yum, yum, we love the end of run pork!"

A great early November skijor on Vail Pass covering 9.4 miles with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 8 days on the trails covering 60.7 miles with 7150 feet of elevation climbed.

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