A rabbit crossing the trail today got everybody in the mood to hunt. Especially rabbit!
It was a snowshoe hare (e.g., white) so hard to see in the clips below. But, I have to show it anyway as it set the precedent for the days' outing :)
|The black you see to the right of the arrow are the feet of the snowshoe hare as its body is|
camouflaged against the snow. But look at Max & Zorro and you notice we all saw the bunny!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
It was quite entertaining in person even though hard to see in the shrunk down video footage. But, as I said, it set the precedent for the day...
Max & Zorro were on high alert the rest of the morning. We heard something in the trees to the left at one point, must check for more rabbits:
|"I hear something, but cannot put a body to it!" says scanning Max.|
"Let me get a better view, where is the bunny?!?" says intense Zorro.
|"No rabbits on this shelf!" declares curious Zorro stretching to look atop the shelf.|
"No rabbits down here!" declares Max inspecting the cabin foundation.
|"Must be rabbits in the trees! Must be!!!!" declare the hunting pair pausing to stare into the|
|Gliding along laying fresh tracks! Wheeee!|
I'll spare you the one downside of the outing... I had to take my skis off 5 times to cross over exposed ground and rocks. Unfortunately this particular network of trails is done for the season. "What?!? No more rabbit hunting!!!!!" is what Max & Zorro thought of this!
A fun day seeing a rabbit and then searching for miles & miles for more rabbits: 7.8 miles traveled (remember my skis had to come off 5 times, slowing us down) with 700 feet of elevation climbed.
2016/2017 Season to Date: 135 days on the trails covering 1131.2 miles with 119,400 feet of elevation climbed.