Saturday, March 25, 2017


Best way to "build a musher"? Start them young!  :)
"Hi friends!" say smiling Max & Zorro to the team smiling back as they cruise by.
Look really close at the prior photo and focus on the musher. Do you see it? Well, this is a kid driving the sled barely tall enough to see over the sled handlebar. Wow, that is one young kid driving the team! Build a musher - start them young :)

As the prior photo hints, we were on the trails at Swan Valley this morning running alongside the dog sled teams from Good Times Adventures.

Here we are doing our favorite activity: chase the team in front of us! You can see the full-sized musher on the sled with a 6 dog team in front of us. Wheeee!
"Here we come! Right behind you! Zoom!" say sprinting Max & Zorro.

I thought today's video highlight was going to be a classic episode of "sled dog chase". But... Watch as we are stopped as I heard a team coming from a trail to our left. You'll see the team drop onto the trail in front of us and I get an excited glance from Max as I release us into a game of chase. Unfortunately, though, the team only goes a short distance on the trail in front of us before stopping. So, I have to snowplow us into a safe speed to jog on by the stopped team. Wish they had kept going!
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Yet another team paused on the trail as we fly by!
"Hi guys! Bye guys!" say sprinting by Max & Zorro.

Great news of the day: we had a blast running around the trails with the dog sled teams. Sad news of the day: Good Times closes for the season this weekend, so no more "sled dog chase" until next season.... 9 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 111 days on the trails covering 927.2 miles with 98,500 feet of elevation climbed.

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