Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day - no green but still some white!

The photos below show what conditions were like this past weekend. Patty and I ran three and four dog teams Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I was able to get out last night and this morning for a couple of short runs with the "border mutts."

The first two photos I call "the Good."









...the Bad...(right)






...the Ugly (packed ice for trail)...




....behind the lodge...(right)




From one season into another - Patty coming in the "start chute."

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Great Coverage of the SWC #2

Howard Meyerson, Outdoor Editor of the Grand Rapids Press took some great video and photos at the MiDD event last weekend. There are several interviews too.

Here's the link to entire article, video and photos online:

http://www.mlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2009/03/mushers_go_the_distance_on_swe.html



This should also be in the print version of the Grand Rapids Press today.

It's nice to have some good news today - it's raining and 40 degrees - pretty depressing to see all of that wonderful snow wither away.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sweetwater Challenge #2 A Success!

Mother Nature was kind to us this past weekend - sunny skies, cold temperatures and hard, fast trails. The parking lot was icy but the trails were not. Here are some photos - I've been having fits getting them resized and renamed - I may add more later. We had 13 teams on the trail both days, with teams from IL., WI. and Delaware in addition to Michigan teams. Check out the 3 dog skijorer!