Saturday, February 21, 2015

All Extremes

We had "all extremes" on the skijor outing this morning: deep snow, groomed trails, puppy antics and adult behavior - all in one short outing!
Kicking up powder as we start out the day in 6-10 inches of fresh snow.
Max & Zorro are sprinting in this shot, but you cannot see their outstretched legs as
they are masked by powder!

We started out the day kicking up powder in 6-10 inches of snow. Yet, the further we got into the forest, the deeper it got until we were eventually breaking trail in 2 feet of snow!
Breaking trail in snow as deep as the Siberians. What a workout!
Taking turns breaking trail as Max is setting the trail while Zorro takes a break.
We switched eventually and Zorro was the trail breaker while Max rested behind. Fun!

The reward for the hard work through all the deep snow was getting to the 2.5 mile groomed loop tucked away in the forest. Time to open up the throttle!

Now that I've shown you the impressive Zoom Shot above, let me introduce you to the goofballs on the trail today....
Zorro the '6 year old puppy' deciding the groomed trail is a playpen as he interrupts
our day with unapproved antics :)
"What did you say little bro? Say it again and I'm gonna tackle you!" declares Max the
'8 year old goofball' playing 'challenge your brother' on the trail!

Okay, now you have seen the sprint shot and the unapproved antic shots from the groomie zoomie section of trail. Put that all together and you get the following video... Note that we are skijoring nicely for most of the video but I have to be on my toes and catch every "unapproved glance" between the two goofballs and talk them out of breaking out into a wrestlefest on the trail! Turn up the volume to hear me talking the goofballs back into skijoring at each unapproved glance...
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A day of extremes: breaking trail to super fast groomie zoomie and behaving like perfect skijor adults to reverting to puppies! All in 6.9 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 85 days on the trails covering 736.4 miles with 78,350 feet of elevation climbed.

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