Sunday, December 29, 2013
At the dog sledding place behind Sunrise Lodge.. Run by Scordis Family.. Rachel, the daughter has run the Iditerod twice (and she is legally blind) many of these dogs run in the Iditerod, some of them many times. This little day with an hour run is nothing to them, training more than likely, in the Iditerod they run 100-150 miles a day and it takes 12 days to complete. Goes from Anchorage AK to Nome
There were snow bits thrown up by the dogs feet, but I was shielded by Sacia, who sat in front of me :)
It wasn't really all that cold, but fingers and noses got cold... of course I had on MANY layers of clothing, two pairs of socks and snow boots. And we had those wool blankets piled on us too.
This sled weighed 100# plus the weight of Sacia and me and the musher... The dogs went along at quite a clip, the musher said was 10mph.. they were just trotting, sometimes loping. All were eager to go. There was one, Otis, who was taking exception to the dog behind him and was snarling/barking and trying to get back there, but in no time at all he settled down to the job at hand..
Dogs were ready to go home.. this was their final run of the day...
After this we went to Cascade Brewing for a bite and brew (I did not brew :)
Then shopping at the Old Mill Dist.. a fun day, home by 5:30pm
Take Care All and God Bless
p.s. the Iditerod runs the 1st week in March.....