Ya! The pack got to have a winter weekend adventure, since Sandy signed up to ski in the Sisu Ski Fest in Ironwood MI again. I didn't get to be in the race...how lame!
|Before the start, getting ready to check how Arly's wax|
Not seen in this photo are the 800+ skiers who also did the Sisu.
|Later, my pack skied at Wolverine trails.|
|Me and Arly did some bridge inspection.|
|The grooming and snow was great!|
|He's ahead for once because I was off trail, hunting.|
|We spied some frozen ice falls.|
|Wolverine is trail mutt approved!|
This is a great stop for skiing and trail mutt romps.
|On Sunday, we headed west to ski|
the Uller near Iron Belt, WI.
|Little brushy! I didn't mind.|
|The old bridge over Alder Creek is still standing.|
|Artsy, shaggy tree...|
|The birch bark was tattered and looked like hair.|
|This was my pack's favorite trail when they|
lived here some 12 years ago.
|Charlie! My favorite Alpine-driving trail groomer|
caught up with us.
|The pack chatted with Charlie while I did paw maintenance.|
|Westward we go!|
|Pretty brushy the whole way.|
|The first shelter along the way.|
|The Uller is part of the NCT, at least for now.|
|The Wisconsin Conservation Corps|
built these shelters years ago.
|Its spartan interior,|
with fallen bench and crooked floor. But dry!
|Through the rolling hills of the Penokee Range we go.|
|Intersection for the old Krankkala Spur to Iron Belt.|
|Scribner's meadow shelter....our favorite!|
|Arly got a fire going. It's smoky!|
|Headed back east.|
We were not sure what critter made the tracks on the creek.
Maybe an Otter?
|Charlie's got lots of water to cross this season.|
|One day, Charlie hopes to drive a Gator through here.|
Hummmmm that's a wide John Deere side-by side UTV....
|We had such a nice ski here today, on my pack's|
all time favorite ski trail!