We have two inches of snow on the ground. This has helped the dogs feet, enabled them to “dip” and stay hydrated and generally improved everyone’s attitude! Of course, a little more snow (or even a lot) would be very useful. But overall the training schedule has been very steady. The adults Racers are at the same mileage, speed and endurance levels as they have been for the last few years. The Yearlings are now running in two teams and have learned a tremendous amount. They are currently ahead of schedule. The Mature dogs are running shorter ‘fun’ miles to keep happy and healthy.

Here are two photos from yesterday while we ran a 3 hour training run with the dogs pulling an ATV 4 wheeler. They don’t seem to mind as long as they get to run. As a musher, I have to admit my bum got a little chilly.
This was a 13 dog team: Junior, Dutch, Mismo, Woody, Izzy, Schmoe, Scruggs, Violet, Ginger, Daisy, Wedgy, Rodney and Scooby.

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  • Hope you all get more snow! Team does look HAPPY!! More snow would make them (and the Musher of course) even more Happy and comfortable! Been unseasonably warm here in the Adirondacks…perpetual mud season…ughhh!! Let it snow or at least let it freeze!

  • Thanks so much for the news – and doesn't Ginger look so muture with her "dipping" snow facial!!!

    Best,

    Margaret

  • Whoop, whoop! Yay yearlings! Ahead of schedule…must be the theme…go dogs, go snow, good to see! Thank you

  • Awesome to see the snow,
    I hope it continues to fall for you in Two Rivers.
    Quite a range on the team.
    I bet Violet was excited about following those amazing leaders in front of her.
    I see you dipping Violet, good dog!
    Get that cold drink when can.
    🙂

  • We visited Alaska this late summer and you hoped on the train to educate us on your sled dog racing kennel. We enjoyed your presentation very much. I am following your website via the postcard you handed out.
    Appears as though you need more snow. Have fun training and we wish you good luck.
    Take Care up in Alaska from Reno, NV.

    S and L

  • We visited Alaska this summer and you hoped on our train to educate us on your premier sled dog racing kennel. We enjoyed your presentation very much. I am following you via the postcard that you handed out.

    Looks like you need more snow. Good luck and have fun.

    Take Care up in Alaska from Reno, NV.

    S and L

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