First Campouts of the Season

 Two teams hooked up and ready to run!

Two teams hooked up and ready to run!

The past couple of days have been busy at the kennel! Trapping season started on November 1st, so Derek headed to his line. While Derek was gone, Liz and I loaded up the 26 adult athletes and headed to the hills to train with Riley Dyche (he handled for Ryno Kennel 3 years ago and now owns Darkhorse Racing Kennel). Even though we have a nice base of snow, it's not enough to train a full team with a sled; therefore, we're putting some more miles on the ATVs.

On our first campout of the year, we were joined by musher friends, Mandy, Laura, and Jenna. Six dog teams, beautiful views, and great company- doesn't get much better!

Today, we resumed work on the handler cabin. While Liz and Derek kept building the walls, I ran the yearling team over to the new property and camped them while I assisted with the cabin. As you can see from the last photo, they weren't the best campers. Most of the team spent the campout playing and gnawing on branches. I'm sure they'll figure it out soon enough!

More snow is in the forecast, so hopefully we'll be on sleds in the near future!

 The end of the campout (hence the fire being out).

The end of the campout (hence the fire being out).

 Gorgeous sunset

Gorgeous sunset

 Yearlings, not really camping.

Yearlings, not really camping.