Conditions: Snow, heavy at times.
One heck of a nor'easter is making its way across Maine today. We're expecting a good 16 inches of snow before it's all over, and that's good news for huskies.
To celebrate, Ari and I thought we'd beat the snowplows and head over to a community trail not far from our house. It's a magical little spot, complete with a bridge-portal into the cedar bog that comprises much of the landscape:
Those log steps are a little tricky for clumsy humans in snowshoes, but they're clearly no problem for canine naturalists:
Once across, Ari enters her own little Narnia, where she is a wild dog capable of any adventure.
And there's always adventures to be had, like the area around this little burrow (see top right corner).
The wild dog did a pretty good job of excavating the area, but not quite enough to tunnel her ways inside. Still, you can't blame a girl for trying.
(Maybe if a certain someone stole a little less cat food, she might fit in said tunnel. I'm just sayin'. . . )
If tunnels don't work, avenues surely do. Like this one, our favorite stream, now a perfect way through the magical, snowfield forest.