Lots of "moosing in the backcountry" and then "zooming in the groomed country" on today's action packed skijor!
|Moose track trough crossing the trail!|
"These tracks are VERY fresh!" say the moose track inspecting trio!
I finally got everyone to abandon the moose trough and continue on the set trail. But, within 20-30 yards and the moose had circled back to walk parallel to the trail! In the next photo you can see the narrow set trail in front of Jack. All three originally hopped in the parallel moose trough. Jack quickly hopped back onto the set trail realizing you could follow the moose just as well from the packed surface. Zorro and Rudy, on the other hand, were determined to immerse themselves in the moose trough as long as possible :)
|"Hey guys, it's easier to go up here and the tracks still smell as good!" states Jack.|
"Nope, I'm a moose!" says Rudy immersing himself in moose.
"Me too, I'm trying the fresh smelling trough!" adds Zorro trying to keep afloat in the moose trough.
|"Phew, moosing sure is good exercise and FUN!" say the happy trio catching their breath.|
|"MOOSE!!!!!" say the intense trio watching a mother moose from our deck|
(there was a baby in the yard too, just too hard to see in the photo).
|Hovering sprinting sled dogs. Zoom.|
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]
Moosing to zooming - what a fun day: 4.8 miles traveled with 350 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.
2018/2019 Season to Date: 47 days on the trails covering 254.4 miles with 22,700 feet of elevation climbed.