Max & Zorro had a great time on the trails today - see for yourself:
|"We are having the BEST time! So Happy!!!!!" exclaim my happy partners at one of our|
turnarounds on the trail today.
We were skijoring the trails at Swan Valley this morning. These trails are also used by Good Times Adventures to run dog sled tours. Max & Zorro love running the trails with the dog teams...
|Paused on the trail as we let two dog sled teams go by.|
You can see the sled and last two dogs of one team in front of Zorro and
the first 6 dogs of the next team in front of Max.
|Running behind one of the teams we encountered today.|
Flying along the trails keeping pace with an 8 dog team - wheeee!
The people on the dog sleds are all novices (or first timers), so we are often able to skijor faster than the novice musher is willing to go with an 8 dog team. So, when we encounter the tours it is a fun game of "wind sprints" as we will give the team a head start and then fly along the trail until we catch them (and then I'll slow us down to give the team another head start and then fly again - and repeat this again and again :-) Here's a fun video clip of one of our wind sprints today as we zoom along the trail until we catch the sled team.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
Of course, most of the day is spent doing long-distance skijoring; but Max & Zorro sure love the "dog sled chase wind sprints" part of the outing too!
|Nothing/nobody in front of us - endless zoooom!|
A fun day with lots of "long distance skijoring" with a great set of "dog sled wind sprints" added to the mix: 10.4 miles with 1050 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 41 days on the trails covering 339.7 miles with 36,650 feet of elevation climbed.