Sunday, November 27, 2005

telemark skiing

I like to ski, what can I say? I've been cross country skiing now for 32 years. Taken up skijoring as well, and that's fun too. Now for 4 years I been telemark skiing by skinning up the hill, and sliding down every Saturday almost, from October to May. I probably telemark skied 40 full days last year. What can I say? I like to hike up and ski down, what could be funner?

Thursday, November 24, 2005

HEY! I see my turkey and its running away!!!

Its our 28th annual ski and eat for Thanksgiving. This morning we broke trail in 12 inches or so of powder. Ganik was out front taking the brunt of trail breaking which made things easier on me. About 3 miles out we suprised a moose in the trail which jumped up like a jack in the box, Boing! Babe(Jago) particularly went nuts and so did the moose around her 12 in close vicinity were running away while she screamed "HEY I see my turkey and its running away!". Nicki of course went down luckily I stayed up .

Getting the turkey in the oven is next!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

gettin' out again

Yesterday I skijored Ganik up to the base of Manitoba. With my busted up rib it helped! Once we started climbing it was a different story. He ended up wallowing in some deep powder when the trail breaker headed up the middle of a shallow gully instead of a ridgeline.

Skin tracks are hard enough on a dog but in deep powder they are hell. All the dogs were having problems and had we known the powder was this deep would have left the dogs at home.

It was mashed potato down low, a nice ankle biting crust from about 1600 feet to 2300 feet. A break able crust for another couple hundred feet then it was powder. Great snow for turning but the wind kicked up and covered our up track between runs. Thankfully it was shallow slope so we felt the avi danger was down.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ouch! That Hurts!

Started out skijoring when we hit some rock hidden by snow. Not a big surprised since we don't have alot of snow, but still, my feet came to a standstill and my chest thumped the ground pretty good. Knocked the wind out of me. Later I realized my thumb was sprained and for a bit thought a rib was busted. Thank goodness not only bruised. but it busted the LCD display on the camera :( Here's a pic from out on the trail.