Cold nights, fast trails

Every day is an adventure

Minus 35 degrees Centigrade this morning, good thing it is not cold! But I will plug the dogs in anyway. Speaking of the cold, I always find it interesting how it is only local people that will want to cancel if it is cold; and folks from far away are disappointed if it is not!

Siberian huskies love the cold.

The last ten days have gone by fast; the dogs and I have only had one day off. So today, is a good day to get new trail I've been working on for the last few months finally finished. I am excited to finally get to use this trail as it will cut off about 2 ½ miles of lake travel. This helps because at this time of year, with the snow getting deeper on the lakes slush starts to come up which is the bane of all northern bush travel.

Dog teams crossing Caribou Lake

Also, this trail will serve several purposes: dogsled trips, trapping, and will also be part of the trail for our upcoming Vermilion Bay Trapline Challenge Dogsled Race (February 16). Listen to a CBC Voyage North radio clip about the event. 

February is a busy month for Borealis Sled Dog Adventures. We are almost completely booked up with guests from all over the world. Saw the northern lights last night, that sure makes up for the short days!

Cold nights, fast trails, travel well.

Map for Borealis Sled Dog Adventures

About Burton Penner

Burton has spent his life living and travelling in the wilderness. Thorough Borealis Sled Dog Adventures, he enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for the art of winter camping and bush travel by dog team.  Thirty years of mushing have taken him and his dogs from Northwestern Ontario all the way to the arctic. "The dog's energy and enthusiasm for the winter trail is what keeps me going, just to see what is around the next bend."


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