Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Mud Lake route.

Oh ya, it snowed this week and I heard my pack say "the dog really needs to get out".   What does that mean?   We got out Saturday morning.
Finally! On Saturday morning, we romped at Maasto.

Tomasi Rd. had just enough snow for good gliding,
but was low enough for good bounding.

The crust was excellent, thanks to below zero temps the
past few nights.

On the Vista Trail.

Hunting was good. I smelled a mouse.


Spring is springing on Sidewinder Hill.

Next we headed over to see the Mud Lake loop.


Folks have been skiing here!

Just enough snow.

Hey! I spy a gray squirrel.

Maybe I can shake him out of the tree,
and down into my mouth.

It started getting hot. 40 is too warm for a winter dog.
Now we headed into Churning Rapids.

Snow is still great.

So is hunting.

Now down towards my favorite Swedetown Creek.

Whew! I think it's getting hotter.

 

The water level has come down with the cold nights.




As I was om top hunting and
the snow rolled down.

We relaxed by the babbling creek for a bit.

Then we headed up the Pine Loop bypass.

Be sure you get out before it's all gone!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monk's trail spring adventure

On Sunday we joined Mark's gang for a "hike" on the Monk's trail near Eagle River.   This is unusual for us, because the snow here is rarely firm enough for a adventure like this without snowshoes or skis.
I was told to sit here and wait.
I am overly social, so this was pretty hard!

Me and Bella are off!

Which way should we go?

We inspected the trout pond.  What do ya think Dave?!

I think I'll have a drink of snow.

The underground spring warmed the ground and
made that cool design in the snow.

At Jacob's Creek gorge.

Got some for me, Greg?

Me and Bella vied for Lisa's attention...

...and Mark's...

...and Kim's!

We hiked down stream.

As they looked at the lake, I took a refreshing snow bath.

This hard snow is good for snout rubbing, too.

Little open water maybe?? Or just some puddles anyway.

Lisa swears she's gonna have more adventure this year.

I stayed safely away from the edge of the torrent.

 
Now we're at the Arnold Mine ruins.

Few poor rock piles poking through.


We had such a nice romp here today.

On the drive home...the lake shore reminded us of a moon scape!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Swedetown creek gorge adventures!

On Saturday morning my pack thought they needed to see what was happening down in the gorge. 
I just wanted to get out!

The 2-leggeds said it was too icy to ski, so they hoofed it.

We took a short-cut through the woods to the Pine Loop descent.

Trail mutts aren't bothered by narrow bridges!

The River Trail had some bare spots.

She's being way too careful...she just needs to leap
and bound like me!

The old dam which washed out years ago.

The culverts are flowing.

We checked out the fast water....I stayed close for safety.

Sometimes trail mutts need some security.



Ya, Arly, you really should have that locked up.


Jumping up is no problem for all-paw drive.



Tea time.

The dam meadow.

We had such a nice romp today!