March 15th 2010 3:54 pm
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Mom wrote this:
I was lazy today, and sore from yesterday's hockey. So I drove to a regular spot where I knew there was a suitable walk for my energy level. Well, it was a mud hole. So I kept driving until I got higher up into some snow. Used my 4x4 to get into an area and turned around for the return trip later. I forgot my phone was at home on the charger. Good thing I didn't get stuck. Took Lobo for what I intended on being a short stroll. We followed snow covered ATV tracks, human snowshoe tracks, moose tracks, coyote/wolf/cougar tracks, and so on. I was starting to dread the return trip as the footing was such that sometimes the snow holds you, other times you sink in and almost bend your knee backwards. I kind of wanted to fluke out some kind of loop back to the truck. This was all just bush whacking going from one type of track to another. Sometimes no track, just a section of easier going. Anyhow, I had resigned myself to having to back track all the way back to the truck when I spotted an old log cabin. Right in the middle of nowhere. That distracted me from my wet feet and sore muscles as I love looking at these things and taking pictures of them. What a nice surprise! So, with a new burst of energy, Lobo and I risked trying to complete a loop back to the truck without a clue of where we were. At least I didn't have a clue. At one point I was ready to turn around but before then, kind of kidding, I asked Lobo to find the truck. He went off for a little bit and came back. I followed him this time and sure enough, he brought us back. He is a smart dog. Plus he was probably tired of tromping through the spring snow.
This is a collage from the day:
Lobo now ... Yup, I am a smart dog.
Phew! Good thing Lobo knew where the truck was...or the RCMP would be putting out another unhappy search party! If you were sore from the hockey, I bet you were super sore from the snow hike...BOL!
Glad it was a success though!