This past weekend the whole crew (2 humans, four dogs, one snowmachine) headed into the White Mountains Recreation Area north of Fairbanks for a couple of nights. The BLM cabins are a great alternative to winter camping and at $25/night make for good budget fun. We knew that the temperature was forecasted to drop, but it was surprising to wake up on Sunday morning to -44 at the Moose Creek Cabin!
Usually two dogs are all I can handle for skijoring. In these conditions, however, nothing slides and my skis were no exception. I ended up using four dogs for all but the steepest downhills. On the big hills Brandon hooked two to the front of the snowmachine and they “pulled” it. Don’t tell them about the motor.
Despite the cold it was bright and sunny, with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Small adventure compared to what others are doing right now but adventure nonetheless. I am thankful for good wood stoves, motors that start at -30, “little hotties” hand and foot warmers, and dogs that like to go. And, of course, the hot and crispy fries at Hilltop Truck Stop on the way home. They occupied my mind most of the trip out.
Now, about that studio. . . . . and that calendar that lists two shows this summer. . . .