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.