Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wolf Christmas reading; Trail Update, kids and sleds

I heard this on NPR today, it's about 6 minutes long...enjoy.

December 25, 2010

Weekend Edition's ambassador to the world of children's literature, Daniel Pinkwater, reads his Christmas tale, "Wolf Christmas."

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/25/132324290/Daniel-Pinkwater-Reads-Wolf-Christmas

I've been running 6- 8 dog teams on our trails with the sled for about 2 weeks now. We have a 3-4 inch well-packed base on most of the trails. Looking forward to going out tomorrow, with the Skandic, and getting a total mileage on the old and the new trails to the west. Plan on running dogs after that.

A few people are going to be on the trails here this next week. You are welcomed to join us!

The Totten kids are available, as needed, to be snowmobile escorts if anyone wants one - they have been getting some experience following or leading sled dog teams for me. They LOVE to drive the snowmobiles and they have passed a Snowmobile Safety Class this month. Donations for (of) gas accepted. :-)

Here's a photo of Ashley Totten's first sled "drive" with 3 dogs. Below that is Ashley and Jesse following me through Coyote Pass.



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Trail Section Opened Up!

We went out with 3 snowmobiles and 5 people on Sunday afternoon and got the new section of west trail opened up. Yahoo! The Totten kids and I scoped it out on Saturday to make sure the pink ribbons were still in place. Here are some photos.











View looking south - too much snow-fog to see how far the view extends (miles.)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Trails are groomed!

Most of the trails are groomed, with about a 3" packed tight base.






Let the sledding begin!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Dryland" event this weekend cancelled

We will not be holding our "Dryland" event this weekend.

We have too much snow for rigs and not enough snow for sleds. We have about 8 inches of fluffy snow that packs down to about an inch.

Rick and I and the Totten kids will be working on checking out the trails for deadfall from the summer and recent winds if you want to come out and help - let me know so we can work out a time to meet.

Looks like lots of snow in the forecast for Sunday/Monday and next week.

Happy Trails!