Friday, November 4, 2022

Powder Day

Fun "shot from the front" of happy Jack & Rudy towing me to the finish of this morning's skijor outing!


How about the fun video counterpart of this shot. Come along for the video reel of Jack & Rudy towing me to the finish. Notice how we are even able to go through a narrow gate opening near the end of the clip as my partners slow on verbal commands to get the human through :)

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As you can tell by the prior photo and video, it was a powder day on Peak 7 for our skijor outing. Love kicking up powder behind my athletes!!! The tracks you see to our left are our own "out tracks" as we did and out & back on this trail. But Jack & Rudy had no interest in reusing the track they set on the way out, they wanted to plow through powder both directions.

POW go Jack & Rudy blasting through powder.

Now for the video counterpart to the prior photo. Come along for a view into the hard working, powder plowing sled dogs!

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For the day's humor (Jack & Rudy always provide at least one humorous event, often more :), we have two photos capturing the essence of powerful, yet mellow Jack and powerful, but wild Rudy...

First, we have Jack getting distracted by rodents off trail. He does his usual "rodent lunge" off trail to search for rodents.

"Rodent lunge!" demonstrates Jack.
"Hey, bro, what do you have?" asks Rudy.

Then we have Rudy doing his patented, high arching rodent dive to join Jack in the search for rodents under the snow.

"Incoming!!!!!" demonstrated Rudy with his high arching swan dive.

There you have a great look into the difference between mellow Jack & wild Rudy :)

We only had time for a short outing this morning due to other commitments; but we were not going to miss a powder day!!! Short run, long run, all deserve end of run treats!

"I can taste them in anticipation!" says slurping Jack.
"So much fun today!" adds happy Rudy.

A quick but very fun powder morning: 5.1 miles traveled with 500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 8 days on the trails covering 49.9 miles with 4350 feet of elevation climbed.

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