Finally got out for a quick trip to the White Mtns. Is spite of the shortened training season (New dog...2/11/15), the dogs ran great and Bill and I both had a good time. Barney and Spuds, my main leaders, are both eleven now, so this likely is their last trip. While I've had a few dogs still run in the team at twelve, they tend to age quickly and lose their desire to run when they get that old. They've been a great pair up front and I'll miss their leadership. Here's a few photos of the dogs:
Takin' a break on the way in. Bill's in the background checking on his dogs. Barney and Jabba, gettin' some leader training, up front.
Headin' out from the cabin towards the ridge top trail. Spuds and Barney in lead.
Rest stop on the way home. Easter, in swing, ran great and was a real asset in the team.