Wednesday, January 8, 2014

:: mushing my dogs in maine ::

I have so been looking forward to posting about my winter adventure with the Mahoosuc Guide Service in Newry, Maine. I learned to dog mush, chisel a hole in the ice for drinking water, SAWED DOWN A TREE (!?!?!) for firewood and rang in 2014 by sleeping in a tent in -10 degree weather. And I lost no fingers or toes to frostbite in the process, which is probably my biggest accomplishment here.

The huskies were the sweetest dogs ever and they howled and howled when they were getting ready to run, and then the minute they started pulling, all was silent. I risked skin exposure for 15 seconds to take this video:

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And here are a few more photos:






 It was a cold, cold few days, but it felt good to take the girl out of the city for a bit. Happy belated New Year!

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6 comments:

  1. OMG I have always wanted to do this!!! I have an Alaskan Malamute and have always thought it would be so much fun!

    xx

    Kelly

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    1. aww! i'm in LOVE with these pups now! and you should definitely do it!!

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  2. I wanted to see a pic of you sawing down a tree! Not sure I would believe it until I saw it!

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  3. That is so awesome! I have a cousin who does dogsledding in way north Wisconsin. I've always wanted to go up there and visit during the winter sometime.

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    1. you should do it! it's SO fun! maybe when the kids get older ;)

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