Saturday, April 25, 2009


Its the doggie equivalent of crust skiing :) Today we headed out Center Ridge then up the valley floor to the face of the true Tincan Creek. The dogs love it because they stay on top, and I like it because its pretty damn fast. Center Ridge was crust but unfortunately the valley floor from Kickstep Mountain to the true Tincan Peak wasn't so good. That portion hadn't gone through a melt freeze cycle.

here we are starting out up the valley.

Scenery looking better, have to don the glacier glasses and spread some sun lotion at this point.

Starting to break through just a bit here, so we are losing our crust and soon will gain the wind.

ok time for a break. If you saw my beer belly, you'd be wondering why they aren't panting.

More dog driving.

Downhill I let the dogs loose so I can ski without falling down and they can have a bit of fun.

Any day now I expect the snow to soften enough the dogs won't be able to get out with me, but so far so good!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Another Edition of "A Valley in the Mountains"

Valley loves to be in the mountains. Valley in the mountains go like hand in glove.

She seems to be happy to be let off and run. There she goes...

Rocket seems pleased with the move.

As we ski, Valley is content to run along side.

or happy to run with us.

That's ash from the Mt. Redoubt volcano on the snow she's running on.

That's Valley in the big valley floor.

Where's Waldo, I mean can you spot Valley?

She's not one to be left behind.

Doesn't she light things up with that smile of hers?

Another great day with our special girl.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April Powder Brings May Flowers?

gotta love a day of fun in the sun, when there is fresh snow, and a
good base underneath for the dogs to walk on. What could be better?

Big Landscape makes the dogs seem so small.

Here it is April 18th and there is still fresh powder snow.

Which they seem to enjoy as much as I do.

It was a hot day for the dogs, even though the temperature hovered around freezing, the sun made it tough on them.

The dirty spots in the snow is ash from Mt. Redoubt. No doubt that
snow will melt soon. If you click on the picture, you'll have a better view.

Always happy to take a break, aren't they?

Nearing the end of a great day.

The end of the dogs ski season is near. They have 92 days of ski
touring or joring on the snow this season. They love it!

Monday, April 13, 2009


Rocket and I skijored out from Glen Alps, out the powerline to near the Ptarmigan Pass and returned in 45 mile per hour winds (70kmh) and falling--blowing snow. It sure felt good heading back home out of the wind.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

A Fine Day for an Outing

A mighty fine weekend for an outing. 3 days of sunstorm at the Denali View Chalet Lodge at Kroto Lake.

Valley, Denali and Hunter.