Whether it is whumps in the snowpack, unpredictable moose, or slick and icy spots, there can be some pretty darn scary moments when you are out on the skin track. How about this one? When what appears to be an untouched track of fresh snow…suddenly explodes into a ball of feathers and flapping wings as a sage-grouse is roused from its slumber under the snow. Those things can sometimes really scare the shit out of you when you are in the zone, breaking trail and plodding along on the skin track. Freaking birds!