Sunday we had absolutely stellar weather. I headed out on a run during the AM and early on had 4 ATV’s pass me. One ATV had so much exhaust spewing out of it I think I may have lost some brain cells. So much for being healthy. Another ATV in the group slowed down to pass me and Kobi. I thought he was being polite, turns out he was lighting a cigarette. That made me laugh, or maybe it was the exhaust fumes.
Shortly after this, I came across a trail I hadn’t yet explored and decided today was the day.
I didn’t pack any water and was kind of thirsty so I thought I’d eat some snow. This time of year it’s important to watch out for little black bugs affectionately known as snow fleas. Kobi photo-bombed my attempt at taking a picture of them. I didn’t eat any snow.
This new-to-me trail ended at a snowmobile trail that I used for skate skiing (recall this post) and the conditions looked awesome. It just so happened that my friend had suggested we skate ski later that afternoon. I said I knew the perfect place.
After my run I ate these and then went for my ski.
We got to the trail and were getting ourselves organized and lo and behold, these guys (girls actually) walked out right in front of us!!
I’m sure the caribou would’ve hung out, however, they saw the dogs and took off back into the woods. I didn’t get a chance to take photos. I’ve seen caribou up here often, but never this close. It was wild!
The skiing was awesome and I could have worn shorts it was so warm. We felt like we were those fierce Norwegian skate skiers at Sochi, except we moved in slow motion compared to them.
Ever seen a snow flea? What are your thoughts about smoking while driving an ATV?