Monday, January 16, 2006

Touring out Center Ridge makes for some great scenery and a good workout to get to any tele-terrain. We hit the peak at the end of Center Ridge today after breaking trail from the weather station. A good six inches of powder on a a nice base. A long day for both Ganik and I, but that's what we are built for....slogging!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Day 25

A couple of scenes from ski day number 25 on Manitoba Mountain.
First me skinning up the hill before a slide down.

Now after the skins come off, a little treat for the dogs before we drive the bus down. Gotta refuel! Every malamute is interested in food after slogging up!

Photos by Pete Smith!

This was my first day on the Glittertinds with Excursion boots. Glittertinds are narrow skis, 50 something underfoot. With the excursions, and leaning into the backseat, they steered fine in the powder of the day. Steve Barnet was right!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

More Fun...

nothing is more enjoyable for the dogs than getting out and having's a shot of them chasing after us as we slide down the hill.

Here's Ganik taking a break with Ptarmigan Peak behind him...

and if you are in need of a good laugh or are really freakin' bored...view this windows media file.
The Biteneckers 1

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy Girl

When Babe(Jago) came into our home she was scared. So scared she remained hidden in her dog house until we extracted her by pulling her out by brute force. The sound of footsteps from walking in the snow scared her. Countless times we were jerked off our feet by somebody in the vicinity way out of touching range. With alot of patience, keeping her below her threshhold, having another dog around for companionship and to see how good life can get, giving her a spot she could feel unthreatened in and setting up a routine. She now has flourished into a dog who talks constantly, wags her tail anytime she sees us, loves to sit with me and get petted, allows strangers to pet her when they have food, pushes up against me when I sit on the floor and loves to sit in the kitchen and beg.

Two pictures from this weekend: