Wednesday, March 17, 2010

No Snow....

Went to "Mush for a Cure" last weekend in MN. - left with snow on the ground; came home to NO SNOW. Amazing. Will post MFAC photos in a few days...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday photos from a run on the East Trail.

Here's a few photos of the trail from today - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. run. The stick in the ground shows 3.5 inches of packed trail - it's more or less that much throughout the east loop (4.5 mile loop) except for a few bare patches. It's hard and fast early in the morning; worth waiting for it to warm up before running. An aggressive drag mat is a must for these trails, in this condition.

A bare spot - one of a half dozen in 4.5 miles.

No bare spots here, deep in the woods (which is most of the trail system.)

A photo of the dog yard.

This is the outgoing trail from the camping/parking area and lodge.

It's 45 degrees as I am typing this at 1:45 p.m. It's not supposed to get as cold tonight (20's instead of teens) so it should soften up earlier tomorrow. It's not humid at all but the dogs did get warm and dipped a lot.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trails are still holding up here.

Took these photos this morning before I went to work at noon:
Parking area, looking east:

Trail that crosses the driveway, looking west:

Trail looking east at the gate:

Trail looking west at the gate:

Heading up the big hill on our drive - all the hills on our driveway are down to dirt in places, easy in, easy out:

Monday, March 1, 2010

SWC#2 Photos - Great company, great trails.

We had 12 teams and 2 ski-jorers on the trail this past weekend. Here are some photos. Deanna Clark, DVM/super ski-jorer from WI. did a great hands-on presentation Saturday night in the lodge on the latest range-of-motion techniques that she is learning in her canine sports medicine classes. THANKS Deanna for taking the time to enlighten us! We had LOTS of great, home-cooked food all weekend. A wonderful time with great people, dogs and trails!