Fall is just starting to make its first appearance. The dogs and I are impatiently waiting for consistently cold temps to get into the swing of things and really start ATV training with gusto.
This year we're taking on an extremely fun new challenge. Back in August I applied to race in the IFSS World Championships for Team USA. By some luck we were selected and now will be focusing on sending the best possible 6 dog team we can to race for the gold in January. The race: 31(ish) miles, three days in a row, is a solid test of a mid-distance team's training and stamina.
Another race we're looking forward to attending this year is the CopperDog 150. I handled for Becky Bean last year and was blown away by the enthusiasm of the race committee and the volunteers. We plan on entering a 10 dog team to finish out the season with a fun race.
Check back often, new things happen every day when training starts.