Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Wishful Thinking - Real Disappointment

With a couple of inches of new snow, I was thinking that the trail from the house might be in good enough condition to take the team for a run today. In fact, I planned the whole day around doing so.

Before gathering up gear it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to ride the trail on the snowmachine before risking the dogs. It is probably a good thing that I did so. Although portions of the trail are in good shape, in very good, others are horrible. Apparently someone had a great deal of fun with a small SUV or oversized ATV. The result is some deep ruts frozen into the trail that are very likely to pitch me right off a sled. The dogs might enjoy it, but chasing a lost team down an ugly trail isn't high on my "good time" list.

I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and accept the the dog sledding season really is over, and it is time to move into "break up" things.


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