Sunday, February 10, 2008

Snowshoeing

Today we went snowshoeing with Mom and Dad.  Being huskies, we didn't need any stinkin' snowshoes, but Mom and Dad sure did.


We drove up to the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest to snowshoe.  There is a road there that makes a loop, but the highway department doesn't plow part of the road in the winter and it makes  good snowshoe or cross-country ski trail.  On our way, Dad stopped at the ranger station just to make sure there wasn't avalanche danger where we were going and we got the A-OK!  Here's a picture of us with Mom before we got started.
We were pretty excited to be out in all that snow.  Here's a video of us messing around while waiting for Dad to get all the stuff out of the car.

Then we started down the trail.  We wanted to pull, pull, PULL, but Mom and Dad's snowshoes really dug into the snow and we couldn't pull them down the trail.  Bummer.

The snow is really deep over the uncleared road.  Here we are with Dad in front of a sign and you can see only the top of the sign!
We hiked for two miles, then Mom and Dad stopped for lunch.  We stopped at a picnic area, but all the picnic stuff was covered in snow, so Mom and Dad just sat on the ground.  Steve and I put on our 60-foot leashes so we could really roam around.  However, we are so used to sticking with Mom and Dad, it wasn't until Mom started throwing snowballs that we realized we could actually venture out.

Since we stopped at the picnic area, there weren't a lot of trees close by, but I did manage to get my leash wrapped around a tree and Dad had to come rescue me.  Mom didn't get the daring rescue on video though.  You can see in this video that I was very grateful to Dad for being my hero!

Mom and Dad had fun snowshoeing and they said we can go again soon.  Right now we don't have a lot of places to go because of the avalanche danger, but as soon as that goes away, we might try some different trails.

Kat

16 comments:

Thor said...

Wooooooo! First to comment! Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Definitely worth a little snow!

Woos,
Thor

Kapp pack said...

Looks like lots of fun. We loved the videos....if we only had snow like that!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WOO two had so much fun!!!

It is always great to see Sibes in their natural environment: SNOW!!!

My mom is proud of your mom! She didn't get hurt! WOO HOO!!!

Wags&Wuv,
Khyra

The Brat Pack said...

OK, I totally don't know what's wrong with me but these videos made me lose it. You guys are so lucky and so happy, it makes me miss Thrawn like crazy.

Love your parents to the moon and back....they deserve it and you deserve them.

Maryann

PS I, too, am horribly impressed with your Mom's athletic abilities.

Holly said...

WOW that looks like soooo much fun! I sure wish we had that much snow here!!

Love the videos, those were great!

Holly

One of the pack said...

You oughta be in pictures! Wait...you are! Some super snow! What an athletic family you are. I bet everyone sleeps well tonight. Kat, you Daddy's girl, you! I see who causes the mischief too. Tee Hee.

Thanks for filming a great time. We love seeing you romping around.
Enjoy the week.

The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

Peanut said...

Oh what fun you guys had with your mom and dad. Neat.

The Army of Four said...

Wow, does that look like SO much fun! I love to chase snowballs and run, run, run in the snow! I hope you get to go again real soon! Did you have to nap when you got home, before doing zoomies?
Love,
Amber

The Daily Echo said...

We really enjoyed the videos! Oh that looks like so much fun. I'll bet you both napped the whole way home. I think we need to discuss relocating with Mom and Dad.
ECHO

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow--I can't think of a better day trip: for huskies or humans! Hope you had a ball, and thanks for all the great video.

PS- We thought WE had a lot of snow, but you've definitely got us beat. Avalanches? Yikes!!

Tofu Burger said...

Awwww! Its so fantastic to see you huskies in the snow, and you were so precious giving your dad all those kisses!!!

Loves,
Tofu

ps.. we are in WA too :)

Mud Monster & DWB said...

Steve, Kat and Wilbur I tagged you guys. Stop by my blog for what to do. ;-)

Play bows,
Quincy

4xBs said...

wow, it sounds like it was a lot of fun. we love to play in the snow. we couldn't make any of your videos work, 'cuz our mom doesn't know how. all they did was flash really fast and we didn't know how to make them play. well, we get the idea anyway. snow is always fun unless you get in an avalanche. that would be very bad.

woofers.

Moco said...

You looked like those dogs in that Snow Dog movie. What fun you were having.

Windswept's Diamond Royale, CGC, TDIT said...

wooooo! the mt loop is our favorite hiking place! we went snowshoeing last month too, but up near stevens pass. it was sooooo fun! it was my first time. I hope we can go again soon, snow is SO fun!

*Royal*

Amici said...

You beat Maine paws down with the amount of snow you have!! Whew!!

We're impressed with your snowshoeing skills. My has gone a few times with me this winter but has just held unto my leash. She can't imagine doing the leash, camera, AND POLES too!! You guys are pros!