Over the 50+ years of running dogs, most of my time was with distance racing.
I had some great dogs, wonderful teams and incredible adventures with my canine companions.
We got to race in Ontario, Quebec, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.
We met a lot of great people along the way and enjoyed the trail with some notable mushers.
The most memorial times were spent training in some of the most challenging times running in Sothern Ontario running cross country on an old abandoned railway line from Terracotta to Bolton. Passing along the way many suburban communities, crossing a 4 lane highway and transveressing an open sided railway bridge over a gorge. Crazy times!!!!
Then eventually, moving to the Northern Forest here in Quebec where there were miles of unpopulated forest trails with snow arriving in late October and leaving in late April.
Also the advantage of training right out of my Dog Yard and not having to travel to my training sites as in Ontario.
Many challenges along the way!
But, also great memories thanks to all the great dogs that gave me these wonderful experiences.
Until next week.....