My perfect partners getting their well-earned 'end of run' treats this morning!
|"You have our FULL attention!" says the happy & focused trio.|
Mature Act Number 1: Come along for our video highlight as Jack & Rudy politely let elder Zorro run in the ski track I set on the way out while the kids run in the shallow powder on each side of the set track. So nice to let Zorro have the easiest path!
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Now, wait until you see "Mature Act Number Two"... We were ahead of schedule to meet Nancy back at the trailhead, so I turned us onto a narrow side trail to see how the trio would configure themselves. The side trail was only 2 Siberians wide, so we could not fit "3 wide". To my shock and excitement, everyone auto-configured into what you see below: Jack in lead with Zorro & Rudy side by side in swing. This is absolutely perfect as Jack has the personality to be a lead dog. Zorro knows everything about skijoring; but he has never had the lead dog personality (except when moose are involved :) and Max was my leader for years alongside Zorro. Rudy is similar to Zorro - he is a machine on the trails, truly understands skijoring but he is not "lead dog personality". So, imagine my delight when the team auto-configured into exactly what I would want on narrow trails!
|Young Jack has developed into an up & coming lead dog - yay!|
Elder Zorro is quite happy to let Jack take lead.
Impressive Rudy is also quite willing to give the lead to Jack - IMPRESSIVE!
|Look at the mature and very happy trio!|
|"Give us a break! You expect us to stay upright through an equipment change!"|
demonstrates the snow rolling goofball twins.
Zorro is, of course, maturely waiting at my side during the equipment change.
|"Hi... Bye!" says the trio gliding by the stopped truck.|
|Track for Zorro, track for Rudy and shallow powder for Powder Jack.|
2019/2020 Season to Date: 87 days on the trails covering 598.2 miles with 55,250 feet of elevation climbed.