Thanks for the great pics!
Your tag line,"Be more like your dog," reminds me of something I learned from a guide on my first heli-skiing trip. We were having lunch in a landing zone and I was lurching around in my ski boots trying to walk in the calf deep snow. He said that I needed to stop walking like a dog and walk like a cat, which can freeze at any moment in the middle of a step because it is always balanced. I took his advice, and instead of just leaning forward and trying to use my momentum to push me through the snow, I concentrated on staying constantly in perfect balance, and my forward progress was greatly improved. Sometimes it's better to be more like your cat.
Edited by mudfoot - 11/22/09 at 11:30am