Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I haven't been keeping this blog updated for trail conditions for quite a while.  Please check out Michigan Dog Drivers Assoc. facebook page for up to date information on conditions, events, etc.

Happy trails to all!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Trail Conditions are Great for this Weekend!

This is pretty much how it looks over on the East Loop in the large wetland area right now.  The base is great, should be hookable most anywhere this weekend.  Just in time for winter to be winding down.  Hard to believe it is March next weekend, it seems like winter is just getting started.

Monday, February 11, 2013

9 inches of snow Thursday made for great trails this weekend.

Saturday, February 9th....beginnings of a great trail.  We'll see what the rain Sunday night does to it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 Sweetwater Challenge #1 Cancelled

Not happy to say that we are cancelling SWC#1 - it's very pretty here with the snow all up in the trees but it's ON THE GROUND that we need it! We lost our base with the rain last weekend and have only gotten 4 inches of fluff since that time.

Check out the Indian River sprint race if you want to see some sled dogs run this weekend. They have a fb page.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Starting over.

Wiley and Blitzen "Where's the snow?"

After a wild sled ride with the dogs on hard packed trails last Thursday a.m., then an inch of rain overnight, 50's for Friday and Saturday...the snow is mostly gone.  We will be starting from scratch building trails again.  Icy conditions today, maybe some snow tonight. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Some snow for small teams...

12-24-12 - about 6 inches of snow and COLD!

Here's a view looking east from the dog  barn, across the open space in front of the lodge.  Christy and I ran 3 dog teams this morning - was so much fun to be back on a sled again.  Rather than traveling somewhere else I am going to be happy with what I have in  my own back yard.  The dogs loved being able to run, run, run.  No more holding back and building muscle, time to stretch out and GO.  Hopefully Rick will get the snowmobile back on the trails soon.  It died on Monday after a mile or so. LOTS more trees to cut up on the National Forest trails. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dryland Event with a frosting of snow - best of both seasons.

We had a little bit of sun on Saturday, a nice cool day for running dogs.  Enough snow to frost all the trees and bushes and keep you on your toes on a dryland rig.  This is the area we call "Eagle View" where we shared the trail with a family of eagles a few years ago.  The above photo is looking south - that's Cynthia coming in with her team from the west.
This view is looking north in Eagle View.  Every trail is slightly uphill from this open, logged off area.  This is the location that we (MiDD) are asking for a designated parking lot for public, multi-use, non-motorized access to our winter trail system.