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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Sledding

Just because the racing season is over, doesn't mean that we're hanging up the sleds. As long as there is snow on the ground, SP Kennel dogs are out playing in it. So with hardly a day of rest, Aliy and Allen have left for the Denali Highway to prepare for this year's week-long adventure trips. Tom and Jeanne are arriving today and will meet Allen and Aliy tomorrow afternoon for a week of mushing through Denali National Park!

With the warm weather and bluebird skies, the whole crew is in for a treat. We'll be sure to post updates, pictures, and videos of their adventure trip!





While Aliy, Allen, and Kaz are busy with the Adventure Trips, I'll be preparing a group of dogs for Dr. Mike Davis' upcoming treadmill study. In preparation for the tests, at least five dogs who are comfortable on the treadmill need to run 400 race-like miles. Beginning next Thursday, I'll take a team of twelve dogs on a 400-mile training run along the Denali Highway with stops at Alpine Creek Lodge, Maclaren Lodge, and Paxson Lodge. Should be fun!

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Look forward to seeing more videos! Good luck with the runs, I hope the dogs do well!

Deb said...

Ryne, sounds like fun. Did you guys see the article in the Anchorage paper about Allen and Aliys' awards? It was excellent and so well deserved. Deb in rainy Ketchikan.

Pia Eaves said...

Have fun! Wish I could go.....

Libby the Lab said...

Someday :)

Linda T said...

Looks like the weather over the next week will be warmer than you might like, but with a chance of snow, and no subzero temperatures. In my mind an ideal spring outing for hardy folk like yourself.