Sorry this post is super late... blame Carlleen for that. She's gotten a bit on her plate lately and is now catching up with everything.
Summer is over, or at least the vacation part of it. That means one thing, school is back in session. With each year I am always amazed that, over the summer, I somehow forget how much of my time school takes. As a result when school starts I am always shocked. Now the other thing about summer ending is that is it now dog running season, or at least it will be as soon as it is cool enough. As always I am very impatient at the beginning of the season to get out there and start running, but best safe than sorry. It is always best to wait until after the risk of over heating to start running the dogs, so for now we have logged no miles.
Fall is also the time when the musher must check over their equipment. I guess we did a lot of beating on the ganglines last year because I no longer have enough to run a ten-dog team, only a six. The good news is that, thanks to my state fair check, I will be able to purchase new lines. Until then the dogs will simple have to be run in two smaller teams, which is what I would normally do at the beginning of the season anyways.
Finally, Sled dog central has sponsored a photo contest for the month of September. I've entered 3 photos in different categories. Those categories are young photographer, mobile, and the sled dog. I've attached the photos so you can see what I've entered.
I guess that about sum up what is going on here right now, I will have another update shortly once we start running. To all the mushers who are having luck with the weather, happy trails.
A young women attempting to navigate the world. She is guided by her love and passion for dogs.