focused and oh so serious
andrew is happy to borrow some dogs for a ride
catching, passing, vying for lead dog position, on by!
off we go!
Nelson as a pup.
Kincaid Klassic 5K mass start. We were in front until a tangle near the end.
I think this is at the start of the 10K skate. Tikko ran the 10K interval start race and the 5K le mans mass start race.
Andrew and Nelson (blond and white dog on left of photo). Nelson didn't pull, and was quite spooked by all the activity.
Sledding with Nelson. He had a slack line, and the other dogs did most of the work. But I got to drive the next time! (fell off once, that's another story...).
Off at the start.
Andrew and Tessa navigate the overgrown fern trail
View of the valley and mountain beyond from the Alaskan jungle
The trail breaks out into the more open high meadow, where we turned left and started heading up slope
Buggy and boggy tundra. Tikko and Tessa hangout and wait. This slope is steeper than it appears
Tikko in the lupines
Progress thus far at about 2500 feet
Tessa checks in with Andrew
Tessa checks on me
Tikko is hot in the lupines and soap berries. Tough climbing.
Tikko sports his shaved belly
Tessa demonstrates her climbing capacity
backlit Andrew and Tikko
Tikko gives kisses on the slope
Tikko enjoys the snow berm
View of the mountains