Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sled Dogs

So today I got introduced to the world of dog sledding. It was really interesting, and the dogs were a trip. They are fed a high protein food the morning they are going to run, so by the time we got there they knew they were going to be out running and there was no slowing them down!
The first two pics are the dogs waiting to go.

And this dog is Dusty, she's camera shy.

This is Silver, he's very nice.

To train when there isn't any snow, the dogs are run in front of a quad runner. I'm on the back of the quad waiting to go. The training took place in Hiawatha National Forest, it was just stunning back in there. And it smelled so fresh.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Looks like you had a great time with the dogsled. :) Have you read "Winterdance: the fine madness of running the Iditarod" by Gary Paulsen? I think you'd enjoy it.
Good to see you're doing so well wayyy up north. I heard y'all got a little snow the other day, and knew that you'd be ecstatic!