Saturday, January 3, 2015

Freshies, Moosies and Huskies

Wheeee - what a fun day on the trails today!!!
"Having a GREAT time!" say the happy pair when we paused at a turnaround point
on the trails today.
It was a skijoring trifecta for Max & Zorro today: laying fresh tracks, scenting (and sighting) moose and running with dog sled teams. Max & Zorro's three favorite skijor activities! Come along for the fun...

We started the day laying fresh tracks along the Middle Fork Trail in 1-2 inches of soft powder.
We love the freshies!

Max & Zorro have an incredible "moose radar" that goes off when they sense moose in the area. When I notice the "moose-dar" firing, I start singing Henry the Eighth as loud as I can as we glide along the trails. The reason being is that the moose should hear me before seeing us and they will generally stay off the trail if they hear humans around. So, for today's video highlight, here you all go - turn up the volume and listen to me belting out Henry the Eighth as we fly along the trails. Note that the GoPro is in a waterproof (and sound dampening) case, so the fact that you can hear me means I am singing at the top of my lungs to ward off the moose in the area :-)
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

We were on the trails used by Good Times Adventures for dog sled tours, so running with the occasional sled team completed our trifecta of fun for the day:
Zoom - chasing a team! The blob in front of us on the trail is an 8 dog team (and musher) from
Good Times. Max & Zorro love to play chase & catch with the sled teams.
A closeup of one of the teams going by. We were on a side trail that was not very wide when
we encountered this team coming at us. We always move off the trails and let the tours
go by when it is too narrow to pass safely.

Freshies, Moosies and Huskies - what a trifecta covering 11 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 52 days on the trails covering 434.5 miles with 46,950 feet of elevation climbed.

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