In Part 3 of our White Mountains mini-series, you'll see that there's actually a lot of walking involved in sled dog mushing. Thankfully, most of that walking takes place at the Kennel and not out on the trail. But when you think about Aliy, Allen and Bridgett making 36 trips to get dogs and load them in the truck, it's easy to see that the walking really adds up.
Then, of course, they have to lift the dogs up into the trucks. Most of our dogs average 45 pounds, but there are many who are heavier. They are all strong, and that requires effort to control as well. So, as you watch the load up process, keep in mind that it's not as easy as they make it look!
In the previous video, I encouraged you to watch Bullet's antics during the loading process. In this episode, I invite you to check out poor Teddy who is so eager to go, but can't because it is too warm for her to run in her extraordinary Alaskan Husky fur coat. She really puts on a show to be picked!