Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Entertaining and flirting with curious onlookers along the trails this morning :)

One of many curious onlookers to entertain today.
Rudy is such a flirt. Notice how he's backed off the gangline a bit as he
is looking at & flirting with the skier on the side of the trail.
Meanwhile, it's a consistent "onward" from Jack :)

We skijored three laps around Iowa Mill at Baldy Mountain this morning. The first lap was "fast & fun" on the front side of Iowa Mill:

Zooming along!

The second lap took us on a lesser used trail on the backside of Iowa Mill. The first picture above is from that lap. The third lap took us on the front side of Iowa Mill again. Third lap same as the first? Almost:

Pretty much the exact same location as the prior photo.
The only difference? Well, Jack & Rudy have switched positions.
Switched positions, same result: zoom :)

Jack & Rudy really love to open the throttle on fun Baldy. Come along for a fast & fun skijor minute from the first lap of the morning. Zoom!

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Passing by the historic Iowa Mill THREE times did not go unnoticed by Jack & Rudy. You cannot pass by the same building three times without at least one "stop, drop & roll":

Our third pass by Iowa Mill and Jack & Rudy declared,
"Enough, we HAVE to stop, drop & roll at least once!

Funny moment on our second lap (when we were on lesser used trails). Jack did one of his "Moose, Must Exit Trail Here" moves and drifted into the deep snow off trail. I always pay attention to Jack's moose detector as it is very accurate. I quickly turned to scan the forest with Jack and did not notice at first that Rudy originally missed Jack's moose declaration. Suddenly, as I was scanning the trees with Jack, Rudy got the memo and came launching off trail to join in the search for moose.

Jack & I scanning the trees for moose.
"Wait, what? Moose?!? Here I come to help!" declares 'late to the game'
Rudy suddenly launching himself off trail to join Jack.

Despite Jack's intensity, we never spotted a moose. They are very camouflaged when in thick trees. Oh well, it was entertaining for the kids to smell and scan for moose anyway :)

Finally, such focus back at the trailhead to share end of run treats with retired Zorro:

Such focused attention!

A series of three fun laps on steep Baldy Mountain: 7.2 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 86 days on the trails covering 695.4 miles with 61,000 feet of elevation climbed

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