Such a fun skijor outing this morning, right guys?
|"You bet! Fun, fun, fun!" exclaims the happy pair at on of our turnaround|
points of the morning.
We had a great time skijoring in Swan Valley this morning. We did an "out & back" on the Middle Fork Trail and then a short "out & back" on the South Fork Trail. Come along and watch the fun coming back on South Fork. Despite how nice the trail looks, it was a bit choppy and icy under the morning's new snow. As a result, you'll see Jack glancing back to check on me a few times after the ski makes a "not so pretty" sound scraping a piece of ice. Thanks for checking Jack!!!
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Once done skijoring Middle Fork and South Fork, it was time to drop into the dog sled trails shared with Good Times Adventures. Jack and Rudy love seeing and flirting with the dog teams.
Here we are paused to watch a team going along a trail parallel to ours:
|"Hey friends! Over here!!!" says Jack & Rudy.|
You can see the musher & sled clearly in this photo. The tops of
the sled dogs are just barely visible in front of the sled.
Further along and we were transitioning from a side trail to the main trail. As we came over a rise where the trails meet, we encountered a team approaching along the main trail. We stopped to yield to this team and let them go on by. Rudy is the "classic sled dog" in this exchange. No matter how much your sled dog loves you, he's willing to drop you in a second to join a moving team if you are stopped :)
|"Woo! Take me with! Take me with!" declares Rudy who is suddenly|
willing to drop Jack & I to join the moving team. Classic Rudy and
classic "sled dog" :)
Cruising along later and now we are on the main trail as a team approaches from the side trail. Rules of the road: yield to teams on the main trail:
|"Hi friends! Passing through, thanks for waiting!" says Jack & Rudy.|
You can see the two lead dogs of the paused team watching us and
willing to drop their team to join us instead. Classic :)
Let's go tell Zorro about the fun day, he'll enjoy hearing about our adventures!
|"Kids! Glad you came back!!!" says happy Zorro greeting at the|
trailhead parking lot.
Fun morning skijoring around Swan Valley and then flirting with dog sled teams: 10.6 miles traveled with 800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.
2020/2021 Season to Date: 72 days on the trails covering 577.3 miles with 50,700 feet of elevation climbed.