Saturday, November 12, 2022


Jack & Rudy were "more than ready" to get going on this morning's skijor :)

Despite tire tracks, there is enough packed snow to go, go, go!

Come along for the video clip showing the fun monsters taking off to start the outing. At the beginning you'll hear me mutter "ok" which is our release command for them to GO. Notice that, despite a slight mutter of "ok", Jack & Rudy heard every bit of the release and off the GO! 

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

What's with all the tire tracks in the video, you might be wondering? Well, it's still hunting season so we are sharing these trails with 4wd vehicles. The trail we started the day is actually a paved road to Dumont Lake Campground in the summer, so it is pretty easy for 4x4 vehicles to drive through snow over a paved road. 

But, every other trail we were on this morning is dirt and off-road quality in the summer. So, only snowmobiles are able to travel these trails with all the snow on the trail. Yay! So nice once we got onto snowmobile and sled dog terrain!

Beautiful trail with only sled dog and snowmobile tracks.

It was SO nice once we got off the initial trail, I was wondering if Jack & Rudy were going to ever stop today, they were having a blast. Well, two important pauses did occur...

First, you cannot ignore fresh moose tracks crossing the trail and going into the forest!

"Sniff, sniff, FRESH!" determines Rudy.
"I know, I know!!!! Where's the moose?" asks forest scanning Jack.

Second, we had to turnaround at one point to return to the trailhead. Well, you know Jack & Rudy and turnarounds!

Turnaround = Roll Around!

But, other than 1 set of moose tracks to inspect and one turnaround to roll around, the kids were flying and running fast all morning long!

Nice shot of airborne Jack & Rudy on perfect trail conditions!

What a way to really earn your end of run treats, right guys?

"Yes! So much fun this morning!" declares the happy pair.

A zippy day covering 8.1 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 14 days on the trails covering 98.0 miles with 8250 feet of elevation climbed.

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