Today an unexpected bounty of snow allowed Team Nookies to make a paper run - our own mini Iditarod which also started today. I wasn't quite sure about the coverage under the trees so I used my old heavier sled figuring it could take some gravel scraping.
Not exactly what you want to see when on the runners. This predicament was preceded by a squirrel in the ditch drain pipe just left of the address sign and followed by me being drug behind the sled because I couldn't jump on fast enough after untangling Trask. I really don't know how the Iditarod mushers do it when I can't just jump onto my sled as it passes and I only have the speed and power of two dogs. I would be toast just going out the curving starting chute with 14 dogs and a heavily loaded sled.
Going across the worst of the bare patches. The dogs looked back because of the extra drag on the sled. Obviously I wasn't holding up my end of the forward propulsion.