I got up, checked on the dogs and got the fire going in the stove. Made myself some breakfast and got dressed. I took Terrance out to the lake to show him where we are supposed to go into the trail. He will meet us there to make sure the dogs go the right way
Randy arrived just as we were pulling in, he is running with us again. We got everything organized and ready to go. The dogs were a lot calmer and you could tell that it was going to be a better day.
Everyone was harnesses up and ready to go. No chewed harnesses, no hyper psycho dogs, just ready to go.
So off we went, I left the two girls at home because they are in season and are a distraction to boys.
We got on the right trail thanks to Terrance and down the lake we went. It was just a ski doo trail we were following. As long as we don't go to the very end of the lake on the guys trap line because there are leghold traps there.
Near the end of the lake it was time to turn around. I had lost a snow hook a mile back and was down to one. So I made sure it was in good and I decided to take off a few tug lines just incase. The dogs decided they didn't need my help and turned themselves around. That was easy.
When I was straightening out the dogs, I noticed digger trotting towards the front of the team and then down the trail. He somehow knows how to undo his snaps, and takes himself for some alone time. I'm sure we will catch up to him or he will be back. As I was finishing up fixing the dogs I noticed digger back in his spot looking at me like let's go. I don't remember seeing him come back. So I hooked him up and off we went.
When we got back to the cabin it was about a 30 mile run in -3 degree weather. The dogs were over heated and ready for a nap! I put everything away, gave them some chicken and went in the cabin to grab my stuff... I was in need of a hot shower and McDonalds and that's exactly what we did!
We got back, put a few logs on the fire, organized some race gear and went to bed!