Saturday, March 19, 2016


Having a ball running the trails with our dog team buddies from Good Times Adventures this morning!
Sprinting along the trail with an 8-dog team in front of us. Love to run behind and keep
pace with the dog teams!

We had lots of fun encounters with dog teams from Good Times this morning. A busy (but very fun) morning on the trails for sled dogs! We had all kinds of encounters from the chase photo above to...

Pausing at an intersection of trails to let a team go by...
"Hi friends! We'll be right behind you!" declare Max & Zorro to the team crossing
the trail in front of us.

Executing a tight "on by" with another team on the trails...
"Hi buddies... Coming through!" say Max & Zorro to the oncoming team.

To another fun game of chase. Watch closely and you can make out the sled team on the trail in front of us as we fly along the terrain behind them. The team comes to a stop near the end of the video so polite Max backs off to a gentle trot (whereas 'never say slow' Zorro keeps on trucking :)
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Finally, for the comical story of the day. We are paused as there is a sled team stopped just around the corner (to the right) on the trail in front of us. There is also a team stopped up to the left behind the trees; and, finally, there is a team stopped behind us. Since these are tours from Good Times the teams often stop for the guides to give instructions to the mushers. You cannot see the other teams; but Max & Zorro knew all were there. As usual, Max lost patience with all this stoppage and started bucking and singing his Siberian "Let's Go!" chant....
Bucking bronco Max jumping and yelling, "Let's Go!"
Even Zorro is a mini bucking bronco fed up with such stoppage ;)

Max's chant got dogs from all of the other 3 teams to start bucking and singing too. It was now a 4-way chorus between Max and the 3 teams when suddenly (typically quiet & focused) Zorro even joined in the chant! The tourists loved seeing all these sled dogs doing the Siberian "Let's Go!" chant lead by lead singer Max!
"Let's Go!" joins Zorro with Max in the 4 way chorus!

A lot of fun dog sled interactions on the trail this morning! 9.4 miles traveled with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 99 days on the trails covering 840.0 miles with 90800 feet of elevation climbed.

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