Saturday, January 06, 2007


The mushing by moonlight pictures all suck so I decided to do an opposite post---mushing in the sun!

Running across Mary Lake at noon today.

Crossing the same lake a couple hours later. It was perfect weather today--clear and about -20C. Stacie was right--new plastic on the runners made a big speed difference; even the ol' tank sled was skidding around a few corners!

This shot is from a few days ago, taken about 3 in the afternoon. That run had it's moments. The picture was one of the good ones.

This was one of the not so good ones! "Houston, we have problem". The dogs had no problem getting under this fallen tree, but getting the sled and myself under was a bit more difficult! With some creative positioning though, I made it home with my team, not walking 5 miles behind them!


dogsled_stacie said...

A warning about the new plastic Tamara - watch the speed!! I got flung off the damned sled the other night, just went wayyy too fast around the second corner. Long story short (longer version will be blogged about soon) - the team ran our 7-mile loop without me! That includes 2 highway crossings and 2 side road crossings. As you can imagine it was a nightmare, but thankfully everyone came home happy and ok. They even beat me home as I was driving around trying to find them!

So - I just wanted to give you the heads up!

Nice day today to get out - damn, that sun was bright eh?!?

Wandering Spirit Kennels said...

Yikes! Glad everyone made it home safely. That's part of why I only took six dogs yesterday. They were speedy enough without any additional dog power! Plus I was hooking up alone and six is just so much easier by yourself!


Phred said...

"I got flung off the damned sled the other night ..."

Do you kids ever consider wearing a tether or safety belt - tied to the sled? And maybe a HELMET?

Glad everyone got home "alive"!

Wandering Spirit Kennels said...

Hey Phred,

A tether can be more dangerous than falling off. Leads to some dramatic, permanent injuries. There's at least one local musher who is wheelchair bound for life after he tried tying himself to his sled.


Phred said...

"A tether can be more dangerous than falling off. Leads to some dramatic, permanent injuries."

Ooooooh ...
I Guess this is one of the reasons YOU'RE the Musher and I'm not...

I'd still hate the thought of having to HIKE home on foot whilst the FurGang romped off by themselves!