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First Day of Sledding/Nov 2014

posted Nov 17, 2014, 12:33 PM by Keith Larden

Today, Monday November 17th, was the first time the team was out on the snow this season.  I would think this is probably the earliest we have been out in all the years I have been mushing.

We had a significant snowfall just over a week ago, but it has been brutally cold until yesterday.  Today it warmed up to -4C so I thought we would head out to West Bragg Creek and see what conditions were like.  The trails were not too bad and the team did amazingly well for their first time out considering the lack of fall training, due to time constraints on my part and unusually warm conditions.

The plan was to do a shorter circuit and then come home, but we were all enjoying the trails and fresh air so we stayed out for about 2 hours, longer than planned for the first day. Spirit, Dash & Jewel enjoyed the now customary frozen herring when we returned home. Tail wags all aroundJ

Looking forward to a great sledding season in 2014-2015!