Friday, February 17, 2017

Max Birthday

Today is Max's birthday, we celebrated with a 9.4 mile skijor at Vail Pass!
"Now that is MY kind of birthday present!" says happy Max at the end of the day's run.
It sure does not look like he just ran 9.4 fast miles, does it? :)
We got to do two of Max's favorite things for his birthday: flirt & fly (these are also two of Zorro's favorite activities).

Here we are approaching one of the Shrine Mountain Huts. When this group of 10 or so saw us approaching, everyone was frantically scrambling to get out their cameras to get a photo of Max & Zorro.
"Hi everybody, there's enough of us to go all around!" say Max & Zorro approaching the group.
Look closely and you can see just about everyone has a camera or phone out getting a shot.
Flirting with the hutters always gets you a few good back rubs, ear rubs, or head pats:
"Aahh, thanks!" says happy little Zorro digging his back rub.
"Hey, what's in the bag?" asks nosey Max to one of the hutters who had lowered her backpack.
Love flirting at the huts, right Max?
"Hehe, yes, what a fun birthday flirt!" says happy Max.
"CHEESE!" says flirtatious Zorro posing for the camera in front of him :)
Done flirting at the huts and it was on to our other favorite Vail Pass activity: flying!
Sprint-tuck Max levitating over the trail with sprint-stretch Zorro flying too. Wheeee!
Max may have turned 10 today; but you are only as old as you act...
Wow - nice form Max! What a beautiful out-stretched & sprinting Siberian Husky!

A "happy birthday" run for Max (the best thing Zorro and I could give him): 9.4 miles traveled with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 84 days on the trails covering 687.0 miles with 74,400 feet of elevation climbed.


  1. Happy birthday and LOTS of treats and long miles to Max! Max is as old as my malamute Aatos :)

    1. He had a fabulous birthday! Amazing that he is already 10, I remember when we got him at 4 months old as if it was yesterday!