Red Ridge Trail
Snack time above the clouds
Mugs & Hawkeye in lead.
We finally got snow last weekend and have been out running sleds
since!! After just a couple inches on Friday night, Sue took
first team of Wyatt, Birch, Kobuk and Trip, just for fun.
then, we've been taking 8-10 dog teams for 20-50 mile runs from
cabin all week. Trails are still a little challenging in some
with thin cover, stumps, roots and overflow, but most trails
smoothing out and it's snowing again today. It's SOOO much
taking sled teams out, instead of riding the atv. We'll do just
few more runs before heading out just after Christmas for Alaska
a week or so to race, shop for some things, visit some old
and maybe make a few new ones.
Our 100-mile run out at the Canol Road at the end of last week
great. There had been 6-8 inches of new snow out there, and
couple of teams had been through ahead of us, so the trail was
slower than the times we had previously run it. The team didn't
much on the way out to Quiet Lake. Then we took a 5 hour break
the campground pavilion (with woodstove!). 3-time Quest winner,
Gatt, was there with a resting team, too, and it was fun to talk
him once I'd finished dog-chores. The return run, through the
of the night was uneventful, if a little slower than the way
It's more uphill that way... All in all, the team did great
looked the best they have all season! From the truck, back to
truck, we spent 15 hours out. The team and musher got home
confident, if kinda tired...
Sue taking the first sled run.
Reaching for sunbeams
Sue with Squiggle & Wilson in lead
The dark of the Yukon winter is finally at it's worst.
We are looking forward to the days getting a little longer,
soon. It's only light out from about 9:30am until 4:30pm.
that's just light enough to see. The sun never gets high enough
the sky to clear the mountains and shine on our little cabin,
some of our sled runs do get us out to where we can actually see
sun. We're ready to see it a bit more!
Christmas is upon us and we'd like to wish you all the very best
the season. We hope your holidays are filled with peace, hope
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all-