Happy Jack & Rudy checking in with me when I paused briefly on the trail to assess our location:
|"Let us know when you are ready to restart!" says the happy pair.|
Oh, and don't worry, they did roll snow angels at my other pause on the trail :)
We started the morning on narrow a single track trail but quickly transitioned onto wide snowmobile trails after a quick climb on the single track:
|Fast and wide trail! Wheeee!|
After following the wide trails for a few miles, we transitioned onto a lesser used snowmobile trail. The trail was roughly one snowmobile wide and took us through some rolling meadows:
|Cruising along. Such fun skijor partners!|
Come along for the fun ride on the rolling terrain. Love how Jack & Rudy automatically slow slightly whenever they feel my skis slowing (for my safety :)
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Along the way, Jack made one of his, "MOOSE! Must Exit Trail Here!" declarations. I could see moose tracks off trail in the open gulch. Since it was open enough for me to see there were no moose in the vicinity, I let Jack take us where he intended:
|"This way! Follow ME!!!!!" declares moose seeking Jack.|
You can see three sets of moose tracks in front of Jack and Rudy in the prior photo. Sure enough, these tracks were Jack's target:
|"I think they went to the right!" says Jack standing in a set of moose tracks.|
"I agree, moose went right!" agrees Rudy.
Despite all the tracks apparent in the snow and the intense stares from Jack & Rudy, we never actually saw any moose (phew). But, filling your nose with scent of moose is pretty special too :)
We finished the day in a deep & dark gully where the morning sun had not yet penetrated. So, not the best ending shot with Zorro, but still fun to see the happy blacks (Zorro & Jack) and la-la-land Rudy:
|"Glad you made it back!" says handsome Zorro.|
"Nice to be back with my big bro!" adds happy Jack.
"La la!" contributes distractible Rudy :)
A fun day following snowmobile tracks through the forest: 6.8 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 19 MPH.
2020/2021 Season to Date: 46 days on the trails covering 359.7 miles with 32,600 feet of elevation climbed.