Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Breaking trail...

After three weeks of not running due to the cold...-30 is my cut-off, colder than that we stay home, we finally got out yesterday.

Untracked snow is beautiful, but it's alot of work! Trail breaking is tiring!

There had been a snowmobile out on the lake so that section was a bit easier on both me and the dogs. Contrary to popular belief, there is very little standing on the runners letting the dogs do all the work involved in mushing, especially when breaking a trail!

All that fluffy, yet heavy snow, did make for a chance to get a picture of the team from the front. I flipped the sled on it's side...the dogs have been have been known to do that and drag me, but this time I did it on purpose. It was a little added reassurance that they wouldn't leave me behind!

Reggae and Anvik were happy lead dogs! Happy to get out and about again!

After weeks of cold, the weather forecast is for unseasonably warm temps this week, maybe even rain! I'll take more -30C over rain!! That's just gonna suck if it happens!


Teddy Westlife said...

Do you want our +40C temps? The snow might all disappear though.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

As we said yesterday, I would much prefer -40C than Huffles's +40C!

What beaWOOtiful pikhs and khanines!

I'll be dreaming of this today and tonight and tomorrow and....


Unknown said...

Does this mean that you RUN with the dogs when you are breaking a trail? Oh my, that sounds like more than just a little jog around the block! We always love your photos.

Phred said...

Yee-Haw --- We're goin Sleddin again!!

Maybe hook up more Dawg-Power on the deep powder days?

I dunno ... "up to -30" still sounds like a deal breaker to me!
Not sure my Gang would think draggin Dad around the frozen tundra
onna sled would be such a blast.
We'll hope your warming trend doesn't
develop into an early thaw.


Elyse K said...

Reggae, Anvik and the doggers, I'm glad you got to GO GO GO! I hope you don't get an un-seasonable thaw.

The Husky in the Window said...

What a great run. You pups do the real thing. That's so cool.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Jack & Moo said...

Wow, a frontal view! How delightful!
Well, if the going is slow, it gives woo more time to admire the landscape, yes?

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo