We received some snow and extremely frigid temperatures!
The problem here with the snow was it was a little to dry to pack on the icy trails from last week. Thanks to Joe, our handler from France, He was able to convert our old trail groomer into a heavy, tobogganed bottom trail packer using old scrap pieces of metal to convert the bottom and old tires to add the weight.
It worked perfectly to pack the trail and fill in the ruts maid by the ATV's made the week before.
This resulted in our ability to get in 5 days of training with 4 days in a row, an off day Thursday and the 5th day of training on Friday. The dogs then received 2 days rest.
Last weeks training included 4 days of running 7 miles and one day of running 10 miles. The dogs performed great and finished the weeks training maintaining their enthusiasm.
I am so happy with the 20 dogs in training this year: Performance & Enthusiasm!
What more could a Musher ask for!
Thursday was spent going to the village, down to Joliette and Terrebonne for supplies and for repairs to the truck's 4X4. Now is not the season to be without the 4 wheel drive option.
We left here at 7am and by the time we returned fed the dogs and unpacked all the supplies, it was 9pm.
A very long day!
Well, it is nice to be back in the serinity of the forest!
Until next week.......