Shyla and I managed to pedal up to a high plateau before sunrise today. To the west, the mountains were softly lit with alpenglow.
Later in our snow bike ride, we passed a spot where I sometimes hike into the woods to check a trail camera. As I glanced toward my tracks sunken deep into the snow, I saw large paw prints that had followed exactly in my sunken footsteps. I also saw that Shyla was intensely interested in the scent of the tracks. I hadn't been planning to check that camera but my plans changed right then.
I'll tell you tomorrow about what I found. I doubt that Shyla was as surprised as she looked in this photo! She probably knew from the scent what animal had passed nearby. Sometimes I wish that I had the power of smell that a dog has!