Friday, March 24, 2017


Laying fresh tracks in 2-3 inches of new snow on Baldy Mountain as we fly by a snowshoer on the trail. Wheeee!
"Hi... Bye!!!!" saying flying Max & Zorro as they bring smiles to the snowshoer watching
the wild huskies towing the crazy human along the trail :)
We FINALLY got a nice layer of new snow last night and into this morning. It was less than predicted; but it was new snow! We headed out to Baldy Mountain to enjoy fresh snow on backcountry trails through the forest.
Trotting along the narrow weave through the forest. Fun!
Notice the white you can see on Zorro (and Max, if you look closely) - it was snowing lightly
all morning long and both have a nice layer of snow on their coats.
It was a peaceful glide through the forest until...

We came around a corner, Max looked back at me with a giddy expression, Max put his nose in the snow and flipped some up and then Max decided it was time to play "tag & tackle". He was just so happy to have new snow and cool temperatures; but Zorro & I had to take the brunt of his silly giddiness!
"Tag!!!! You're it! Let's wrestle little bro!" declares Max to Zorro.
"No, go away!" Zorro tries to answer back...
Well, Max was not taking "no" for an answer today. He wanted to play "tag & tackle" despite objections from both Zorro and I:
"TACKLE!!!! Say 'uncle'!" goes Max flipping Zorro upside down and pinning him in the snow.
Silly Max!
Luckily, it was just this one short episode of Max reverting to a puppy. The rest of the day was perfect skijoring, "Thank Dog!" said Zorro and I :)

Fun video of the day: here we go laying fresh tracks in 2-3 inches of new snow as we come upon and pass a snowshoer on the trail. He saw us coming and stepped aside to watch and smile at the skijoring machine flying by. Look closely and you can see the snowflakes of light snowfall throughout the video clip.
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A mostly perfect day laying fresh tracks on Baldy with a momentary OOPS from Max: 8.4 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 110 days on the trails covering 918.2 miles with 97,600 feet of elevation climbed.

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