"Water Crossing! Danger! High Jump! Long Jump!" declares water averse Zorro.
|Nice high & long water clearance from Zorro :)|
We did a split run this morning, taking young Jack & Rudy for the first half of outing while elder Zorro rested and then joined us for the second half.
Jack, Rudy and I skijored up the backside of Sally Barber Mine, then went out & back on the Trail of Tears side trail and then down the front side of Sally Barber Mine to join with Zorro for an out & back in French Gulch.
The Trail of Tears side trail is a very narrow extreme backcountry trail. By "extreme" I mean a trail that winds through the forest. The set trail is barely 2 dogs wide and the trail with or without snow is often barely 2 dogs wide! This was Rudy's first time skijoring extreme backcountry and Jack's fifth. But it was Jack's first without Zorro's guidance. It takes a lot of trust in your partners to ski through such tight trees. You are so near the wildlife - squirrels to moose and everything in between. You have to have a lot of concentration and self-control to listen to your human and remain on trail. Jack and Rudy did PERFECT - so proud of the two youngsters!
|Staying focused with safe speeds and staying on-trail through the forest of distractions!|
So proud of the young two!
|Almost our first "hover husky" shot of the season. Jack has what looks to be a single|
toe of his front right touching the snow :)
|Rudy running solo in the left track. Zorro & Jack running joint in the right track with Jack|
dipping in & out of the side powder to let elder Zorro remain in-track all day. Polite Jack.
|Perfect - wide enough for 3 - here we goooo!|
|"He's doing it again!" states Zorro.|
"Haha, hehe, roll, roll, roll!" demonstrates snow rolling Jack.
"Head dunk!" adds silly Rudy.
|"Me, me too, me three!!!!" says the focused trio.|
A fun "long outing" for the youngsters with Zorro coming along for the second half: 9.2 miles traveled with 750 of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.
2019/2020 Season to Date: 12 days on the trails covering 71.9 miles with 7100 feet of elevation climbed.