Our storm dumped a lot of cement-like snow onto us. I think it was 2-3' this morning, depending on where you measured. It was a lot of snow compared to the length of Shyla's legs!
It was almost impossible to snowshoe or ski in the snow because it was so heavy. The boys had been out earlier than us, trying break trail for skiing. Shyla took advantage of their tracks to move in an almost normal way.
Despite how young and healthy Shyla is, I worried every time she left the slightly packed path. I feared an injury of some sort in the cement-like snow. But that didn't stop her from making occasional forays off-trail.
She had to use a "jumping" gait, where she'd leap almost vertically, up and out of the snow. Then she'd fly until she landed in the deep stuff again.
Here's a series to show you how hard she had to work when she decided to leave the path. Getting ready to jump...
Up and out of the snow...
And flying above the snow.
Then she'd land and start the whole process again. No wonder less than a mile was far enough for both of us!
I just read a forecast saying that we may get another 10-20" of snow tomorrow. I think it's time to break out the hard liquor.
Happy Springtime! All we can do is roll with what Mother Nature sends us and hope for the best.