Tuesday, May 2, 2017


A Moose Encounter on the trails this morning! Eek!
A moose crossing the trail. Max & Zorro want it! Silly boys!
It was dumping snow our entire outing this morning. I feared that the entire fun moose episode would be lost to the GoPro being covered with snow & water spots. But, luckily a moose is big enough to show itself despite the blurred camera :)

What happens when Max & Zorro see a moose while skijoring? Well, watch today's fun video to see. Notice the snow spotted camera and snow dumping all around us. But, pay most attention to the following: 5s into the video Zorro notices the "fresh moose tracks" on across the trail. 6-7s into the video, Max & Zorro see the moose and launch off trail to the right. 9s in and you see the moose walking away! 15s in and I let Max & Zorro tow me back towards the moose as I wanted to make sure it was not circling back to us! Turn the volume up high and you'll hear a little of Max's "moose scream" - it is very loud but the waterproof case on the GoPro is sound suppressing. After we established the moose was not coming back, she decided to cross the trail and that is the photo above.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

After letting the moose wander off into the trees, we cautiously approached where she wandered off into the trees. Once established the moose was long gone, I let Max & Zorro follow the tracks for a few steps. I love the following photo of Zorro:
Zorro is standing in the moose track. Seriously, he has each of his four legs in a moose post
hole and, thus, he is suspended on the snow. I can just imagine his short legs dangling in
the post holes :)
Oh yeah, we went skijoring this morning with heavy falling snow all day long. I kept wiping the GoPro clear while it would collect snow spots within seconds of each clear.
Camera blurred again as you can see all the active snow against Zorro and the trees.

The secondary highlight of today's outing: we surpassed 1200 miles of skijoring for the season - woo hoo! But, this milestone was completely overshadowed by the moose encounter! 9.1 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 143 days on the trails covering 1200.8 miles with 127,900 feet of elevation climbed.

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