Ever seen a dog fall 500+ vertical feet while doing no fewer than 12 tomahawks? Not only have I never seen a dog do 12 tomahawks in a row, I’ve never seen any animal do 12 tomahawks in a row. It was a true phenomenon now commonly known as a dog-a-hawk. In reality, she did more than 12 full tomahawks. It’s just that in this video we are only able to count 12. It’s clear that she’s been tomahawking for a while before she comes into view.
The dog in this video is Hidatsa, my Mountain-Goat-Dogger. I got Hidatsa as a puppy when I was 16 and she vanished into the Alaska wilderness on a trip there in 2008 at the age of 14. There are still stories of her wandering the hills between Whitehorse, Yukon and Haines, Alaska.
In this video, my buddy Adam is skiing down the Crescent Couloir on Round Top off Carson Pass in California when Hidatsa jumps out at him. He makes a hockey stop turn to avoid her, sprays her with snow, and sends her on her merry way. By the time I even knew what was going on (I was awaiting my turn to ski at the top and didn’t see any of this) Hidatsa was prancing around and barking at us impatiently at the bottom. That dog was made of metal – or rubber. Can’t remember which it was now.
This video was filmed by: Adventure Film Works aka Duane Kubischta