Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Life Slides Downhill Fast

Another great day skijoring with the dogs. The cold hasn't slowed us down. In fact, looks like Nicki is trying to slow down but can't. Too much dog power :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Day Off

It was a great day to have off from work. Cold at single digits below zero Fahrenheit but no wind, and cloudless skies, even if there is only 5 1/2 hours of daylight. We made good use of the day :)

Nicki skijoring Jago.

A rare photo of me, pulled by Rocket and Valley.

There is a small trick to wearing enough clothes to stay warm and not sweat when you exercise. Sweat freezes when you stop exercising so we try to avoid that problem. Its a lesson I need to relearn every year. (as always click on the picture to enlarge)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bad Day at Work

After a bad day of work I find 4 inches of powder on my deck. What's a funhog to do? Clean it off, grab the fundogs and go skijoring. No more bad day effects after that.

Rocket in the front, Mrs. funhog on the tow and My Fair City Lights backing them up. (as always click on the picture to enlarge)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Solstice

Shortest day of the year. 5 hours of daylight. Still a great day to get out and enjoy it, even if it was cold.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Devil Dogs

Sometimes you think you are being followed by evil. You turn around and look and nothing is there and you think, "hmmm am I stoopid or what?". Then there is the time you turn around and look and there is the devil, running right towards you. What are you going to do?

Clear and Cold

Clear skies and Cold temperatures makes for some great patterns of hoar frost. the pictures are from our recent ski trip out Rabbit Creek Valley. Mother Nature always dishes out pleasant surprises for us. (click on the picture for a larger view of the crystals).

Monday, December 01, 2008

Good Insulation

Insulation is a very good thing to have in Alaskan winters. A good Alaskan dog will have good insulation capabilities so it can hang outdoors regardless of the weather. Check out Jago, it doesn't look like the snow falling in 15degF temperatures is melting off her anytime soon.

Nor is it melting off anytime soon for Valley.

these malamutes are such good winter dogs, in 12 inches of snow it didn't slow Valley down from pulling me on an unbroken trail