Tuesday, November 17, 2020


 Fun shot of Jack & Rudy running fast as we complete a 10+ mile skijor!

Impressive pair 10+ miles later!!!

Today we had a blast playing in all kinds of tracks!

We had rodent tracks which pulled Rudy off trail in one of his patented rodent swan dives:

"Rodents this way! Incoming!!!!" demonstrates diving Rudy.
"Whoa, really, here I come!" adds Jack reacting to Rudy's dive off trail.
Jack did a mini-dive of his own to join Rudy, but nobody gets the lift
of Rudy in a dive :)

At one point, Jack declared, "We MUST exit the main trail HERE!" I obliged and said, "Sure, tell us were you want to go Jack." I pretty much knew what Jack smelled in the air - MOOSE! Jack was exactly right, we found a trough of moose track leading far into the forest. I could tell by Jack & Rudy's energy that these tracks were very fresh:

The moose seeking twins power through deep snow to follow the
moose trail into the forest!

Despite the intensity of Jack & Rudy's energy, we never actually caught up to the moose (phew). When you are as large as a moose, you move through deep snow effortlessly!

My favorite part of the day? Cat Tracks (snowcat, that is). We saw a snowcat leave the trailhead and go out the same trail we were planning. 
Jack in one cat track, Rudy on an older snowmobile track.

What was so special about the cat track? Well, it was fresh! If you look at the prior photo, the left and right of the trail has fresh & soft cat tracks. The middle of the trail is an older (and now frozen) snowmobile track. This made for perfect conditions as I skied with one ski in the soft cat track (for control) and one ski in the frozen snowmobile track (for speed). Put weight on the snowmobile ski for speed and put weight on the cat ski for control. Come along and watch the day's cat track fun:
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Rodent tracks, moose tracks and cat tracks all in one day! What fun!!! Let's tell Zorro about it as we celebrate the 10+ mile skijor with 'end of run' treats:
"Oh my, what fun!" declares ecstatic Jack.
"Yea, yea, tracks, I heard - what about those pork treats in your hand!" says Zorro.

What a wonderfully entertaining day: 10.4 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 10 days on the trails covering 72.8 miles with 6800 feet of elevation climbed.

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