Nice weekend and Monday off work. The past few mornings have been beautiful!
Yesterday Jax and I braved the higher trails on my second favorite route which tends to be on the slippery side early in the morning, so with careful footfalls I was able to avoid a bruised bottom and broken limbs. There were a few close calls as we crested the top of a particularly steep ridge. I tried to use Jax to my advantage (his 4 paws and power can come in handy from time to time) and had him go up first, helping guide me up a bit while I got my footing situated, however this plan nearly backfired as he caught the whiff of some dogs marking and started back down... dragging me down what would have been a painful ice slide (about 15 ft down). I yanked my arm grabbing the closest branch and was able to find a dry patch to dig my foot in to regain my balance. After a quick growl from me and a rush of adrenaline, we headed back up to the top successfully. I think I will wait for Spring before attempting that portion of the trail again.. lol
Speaking of spring, we have some rain coming our way and mountain snow. Love it!