Switchbacks

We were on one of those steep trails where the Forest Service used switchbacks on the trails to reduce erosion.

Pretty cool to pass the red team as they were working their way down the trail.

Just one technical problem.

We forgot that these are sled dogs who like to win races.

How did "they" get in front of us???

24 Comments

  1. Steve and Kat on May 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I would have wanted to go straight down too! Mom probably would have been on her backside. 🙂

    Kat

  2. Siku Marie on May 14, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Are there RULES? Do you HAVE to stay on the trail? Think outside the box, guys!

  3. Life With Dogs on May 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Those are a mountain biker’s dream – and a shortcutter’s best friend by the looks of it!

  4. Sonic on May 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Okay, who drew the faulty map and led you the long way around?

    Sonic

  5. Lorenza on May 13, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Did they take a shortcut??
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  6. AC on May 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Great trail! I have the same problem with Kona. She’s always on the lookout over the switchbacks. Problem on our trails is they’re so loose, that she often pushes gravel and rocks off the slope towards the hikers below…

  7. Huffle Mawson on May 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Race! It’s a race to the finish! Quick everypup, RUN!

  8. Sagira on May 13, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    haha…that is pretty funny. How did they win?

  9. The OP Pack on May 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    How fun!!! Next time the black and whites need to go first:)

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. The Army of Four on May 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Hurry, you guys! You can’t let the red team win!!!
    Tail wags,
    Storms

  11. Joey and Kealani on May 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Hi guys!! LOVE The Thundering Herd!!!! Thanks for leaving us a comment and we love your blog!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

  12. the pittie pack on May 13, 2010 at 11:49 am

    we admire your fastness as ush woggie pibbles dont like to get up much and run unless its after twee rats. they are evil .

    pibble wiggles
    the pittie pack

  13. Kit on May 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Mush On Herd!!!!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  14. Khyra on May 13, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Mom is smiling fur some reason…

    I think she’s still pikhturing me at The Tails on The Trails hikes where I wasn’t khontent until I maneuvered us to the front!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  15. Mimi & CC Cabana on May 13, 2010 at 9:46 am

    And the red team wins! This time, anyway. I love the stair-step heads in the last photo.

  16. Kira The BeaWoootiful on May 13, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Wooos! Mum tries to explain to me that every walkie is not a race, but yes it is!!!!!!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  17. Houndstooth on May 13, 2010 at 8:24 am

    We know a little about that competitive spirit here. I just want to know who got to the bottom first!

  18. Sammie on May 13, 2010 at 8:20 am

    That’s cute! What beautiful woods and a great trail – wish I could come along with you in those nice, thick, green woods! Looks so pretty! And you guys look like you are enjoying yourselves except for the other team beating you heheh!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie

  19. Mike Criss on May 13, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Your photos are brilliant.

  20. Clive on May 13, 2010 at 5:15 am

    That last photo is brillant! Never easy to lose out!

  21. Marvin on May 13, 2010 at 4:30 am

    that looks a fun trip you took there! I like the last photo best of all!

  22. Mr Koda MD on May 13, 2010 at 2:59 am

    They put those obstacles in your path to outwit you!

  23. Martha and Bailey on May 13, 2010 at 2:49 am

    We reckon they cheated! There is no way they should be in front!!
    Looks like a cool place anyways – we were thinking if there were four of us we would do better dragging our human – what do you think?
    xxx

  24. Holly and Khady on May 13, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Well, someone has to be in front I guess.

    Holly

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