Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Tree Run

The whole family had a lot of fun getting the Christmas tree. We ran the Gibbons Pass road for the first run of the season and found our best Christmas tree yet.

Cobey and Rohn took Jig, Flier, Isis and Buzz with the Frank Hall sled and Keegan and I took Whip, Tank, Tensaw and Buck with the Adanac sled. 

We ran out 3 miles and on the way back saw this beauty.

It took the dogs some time to realize were taking a longer than usual break while we sawed the tree down and lashed it to the sled.

The boys both rode back with Cobey taking turns to stand on the runners with dad.

This was a wonderful day with the family!!!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Race Season Schedule

We are planning our biggest race season yet. In years past we usually compete in 2 races a season. This year we are eyeing 4 or 5. Our team has come into it’s prime years and we thought we’d get in a good season before they and our boys get too much older.

The focus this year is on shorter sprint distances. The team showed me how fast they can run at the Spokane Dirt Rondy and I want to see how well they translate that to snow. I can tell the enjoy the faster, short miles better as well.

The following list is subject to change and includes races I’d like to do. Those with * an asterisk next to them are the top choices as of now.

Jan 13 & 14 - Darby Dog Derby, Lost Trail Pass, MT *
Feb 3 & 4 - Priest Lake Sled Dog Race, Norman, ID *
Feb 16 & 17 - American Dog Derby, Ashton, ID *
Feb 24 & 25 - Flathead Classic, Olney, MT *
Mar 3 & 4 - Bachelor Butte, Bend, OR
Apr 28 & 29 - NWSDA Spring Fling Dryland Race, Cle Elum, WA

The dryland race is a IFSS santioned race with canicross. It will be my first race toward attempting to qualify for Worlds.

Here’s to a great season! Tomorrow we’re headed out to snow for our first run of the season!

Love Your Puppas!