Sunday, March 20, 2016

Churning Rapids glide.

On Saturday afternoon we headed to Churning Rapids to romp around and see how those trails looked.
I was in need of some deep snow bounding. 
This is where we started, on High Point RD.

Oh ya, this snow we got was luxurious.

We went all around Lookout loop.

We also checked the Sunset trail for downed trees.  None here!

Back by the triangle on Lookout loop, we found some.

We stopped here for tea.  I love snow.

Trail mutts duck under with no problem.

Ruby marsh is way up! It had ran right over the trail earlier.

Looks like someone was hungry for plastic?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Snow! and birds

A front passed through last night which blanketed us in a foot or more.
I went out this morning and found everything covered
with my favorite white stuff.
The sunflower feeder was covered and almost tipped over!
Speaking of birds.   These guys seemed hungry.

These are Red Poles which winter here from the far, far north.

This flock is quite large and the niger will really go down
and they'll consume 1/3 of this feeder per day.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Birthday fun!

To celebrate my 9th birthday, the pack did my favorite thing together: 
we romped down the Maasto ski trail!
Even so-called senior dogs can fly along.

Snow bathing of course is mandatory!

I helped take down the old decorations...

...and put up the ones for spring.

We checked on Swedetown Creek, of course.
But roaring water makes me nervous!

I found a nice little hemlock in the gorge that needed decorating too.

Ya, you can put that one up there.

Now up a little higher.

Lotsa melting, but lotsa snow left yet too.
 Get out to enjoy while you can!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Courtney Lake spring snow adventures.

On Saturday morning my pack headed south to ski around the Courtney Lake trails.   We'd not yet been there this winter!   After that we headed to the Rousseau bar which was previously trail mutt approved for lunch. 
What's the first important thing to do?  Snow bath!

Julie and Keith plus their pack joined us.

Trail mutts don't need no maps...we're out for the adventure!

Those 2-leggeds are slow. I need to run!

We had such a nice ski here today.

Later, I found lots of friendly people at the Rousseau bar!

Oh, how did you know? I do love french fries.

I bet Keith is checking my blog right now.

Did I mention, this place is trail mutt approved?

See you guys next time, you Rousseau regulars!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Porkies ski and yurt adventure, day 3 and back out!

Here is the last day of adventure and the ski out.
Another glorious morning to be in a yurt, camping and in
da snow.  Oh and I'm hunting first thing!
Back across the snow bridge we romp.

On the ski trail, a Fisher had been romping down it earlier.

We tromped over to the top of the ski hill on our way to the west vista.

We haven't been here in years!

While here, some friendly people from Appleton
came by just to scratch me.  No one ever does that!

Next, we zipped down the Overlook Trail. It really did go down!

We love the old growth hemlock forest.

It was getting sort of soft for bounding.

Impressive dead fall!

Late in the day, I stopped for a cooling drink in the Union River.
It was so pretty.

When we got home, I was hungry.

It was a busy, busy day for an almost-9-yo trail mutt.  I just couldn't stay up any longer.
Finally, the next morning we packed up and head
back to civilization. I hauled out the garbage, as usual.
Trail mutts do that sort of thing.

The pileated woodpeckers have been busy.


Back across Union River.

Snow pack is going down fast, but skiing was fine.

Tree's that had fallen across the ski trail some time ago.

I hope you can join us for our annual fall cabin-to-cabin adventure!