Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Relaxing and Dog Sledding in Maine

Nine mile training run on the Whistle Stop Rail Trail in Farmington, Maine

Yesterday, Eric and I along with the Maryland Sled Dog Adventures sled dogs enjoyed a nine mile training run on the multi use trail in Farmington, Maine, the Whistle Stop rail trail. Our dog sled trip was followed by a delicious lunch at the Homestead restaurant in Farmington.

The sign says it all: Relax

In lead for this dog sled excursion were Zoe and Acadia with Sobo and Okemo in wheel. Along the way we passed a warming yurt and restrooms provided by Franklin Hospital and made several small road crossings. The dogs ran well with Zoe making several critical on bys at key times. Temperatures were in the upper 20s and the trail was fast and hard packed.

Tuesday, the sled dogs will get a much needed day of rest and on Wednesday, Eric and I along with the sled dogs will head out bright and early to meet up with our friends from Critterwoods for a training run in Brownville.

Chloe, our cat, likes to hang out on the cabinets "relaxing" (relaxing cat style is sleeping 24/7)