Our weekend has been absolutely perfect weather-wise, with highs in the 70′s F (~ 21C) and lows in the upper 30′s to low 40′s (4 C). With temperatures like that, we were able to get in our first run of the season Sunday morning.
We kept the runs short using mostly 2 dog teams, though we did end with one 4 dog run. Natasha is very good with her gee and haw (right and left), but her highness decides sometimes that actually pulling is beneath her, so it gave Cheoah a chance to prove her skills with a larger team. So, on the four dog team, Cheoah was running lead with Kodiak beside her and Qannik and Rusty in wheel (wheel means right in front of the sled / cart). She did a great job. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed our first runs of the season.
Oh, we load the Jeep because we go to the other side of the ranch to our field to set up for runs because of the long, unpaved roads where we virtually never run into cars.