Sunday, April 24, 2011

Why doG created Malamutes.

Best Friends.


With the snow line about 200 feet above sea level we went for our first hike of the season. At a pullout from the only snow free trail, I found Saint Nicki and our foster dog Trek enjoying The Good Life.

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Powder

April powder brings happy funhogs and fundogs.

We started out skiing on crust.


Touring for turns makes for some long skins.


then some telemark turns in Powder.


and


Gotta love being up front and personal in the mountains


Nice long sunny days, mmmm, mmmm.

Monday, April 04, 2011

This is fun!

Nothing beats four dog drive :)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Trek

We continue to have good news about our foster dog Trek.

We skied out to the Denali View Chalet this weekend accompanied by all the dogs including Trek. He really shined.

Can you believe this is the same dog terrified of men just a few months ago?

(As always, you can click on the picture to enlarge it.)

He loves to skijor, he has a steady pace and pulls hard. He's not too good on speed but then what malamute is? That's him closest to the camera with Jago on his right side, Nicki is being towed.

Speaking of Jago, she skijored Nicki 9 miles into the Chalet, 10 weeks after her ACL operation.

Denali on the right, Hunter on the left. It was a pretty cold day despite the temps in the high twenties. The stiff North Wind was the culprit.


Happy Nicki and Happy Trek during a lull in the skiing.

We had Trek tied outside the Chalet. His first night he was subdued and stayed away from the action. But Day Two he was up and milling about the 18 folks who attended the ski tour. Trek is coming into his element.