Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Pelly Crossing to McCabe Creek to Carmacks
The teams approach from the river - we could see the headlamp of our team from more than half a mile out. There is a steep climb up the bank right out onto the road surface. There is a nice 'snow curb' to help funnel the dogs along the trail toward the check. Some other teams had a bit of trouble there - the dogs instinct was to bust straight over the curb and head for the crossroads. Katie and the dogs handled it with little fuss and then we just had to guide them in to their 'parking' area. We did have to assist in turning the team to face the direction of the trailhead. Interesting for me due to my lack of experience handling them.