Yesterday I took a pack of huskies (Maggie, Oso, Rusty and Amadablam) and skijored out Herbert Glacier trail.Â Oso is the only one with a harness so he was the only one working.Â The other dogs were just there
to party to give Oso someone to chase.Â They took this job very seriously and I got zero pictures of them zooming up the trail in front of us.
It was a really great day weather-wise: Cold and sunny.Â We’ve had a lot of wind recently which has left the first 1/3 of the trail in less than pristine shape.Â Lots of debris over the tracks makes it hard to get into a rhythm x-country skiing…
Unless you have a dog to PULL YOU!!!
We have been practicing here and there all winter and this was our first trip that Oso pulled the whole way!Â It was amazing and fast and fun and I was very proud of how much he’s learned since we started!
In case you are thinking I’m very lazy, I actually do ski while Oso trots along out front.Â Together we go along at a pretty good pace and I think we are both exhausted today.
We did the whole 9 mile trail in just under 3.5 hours.Â It was around 2Â hours in and 1.5 back.Â I suspect an incline may be involved because we were flying on the way back.
I had so much fun and it snowed today so hopefully we will get a few more skijors in before the winter ends!