Friday, February 22, 2008


amazing day mushing on Lake Laberge with Ned Cathers. he's been living on the far side of the lake for twenty-five years; he and his daughter Jennine have both run the Quest multiple times, and you couldn't ask for better company. Ned got us each set up with a sled of our own and four dogs (the more dogs you have, the faster you go, so four is about right for beginners!) and off we went...across the frozen lake under a clear blue sky. this is the view, standing on the back of the sled as you drive:
we paused for a campfire picnic on the edge of the island in the middle of the lake...this is Ranger, rolling in the snow to cool off (it's only -4 in the sun today, so the huskies are a little warm). the sound of the sled runners and the dogs' running feet on the snow is magical...

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