Wednesday, April 29, 2009
News Alert - first Hot Hounds Dryland of the season, the Chocolate Claim's:
Saturday May 16th, host Wendy Morrison, Carcross Rd
More details to follow - brought to you by the CHT Org...where all the cool (muddy) dogs go
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Yes indeed Ms Zaychuk finally managed to drag herself out of her cosy bed (or was it out of hibernation), surrounded by 12 dogs, in time to catch the end of the last Twister this season - still, we are grateful for these finish line photos. Stacie has also kindly and tentatively offered to host the new June Hot Hounds, Season Start out at Mendenhall. Remember she's a skijorer with a sled habit she's been trying to kick for some time (there should be a support network for these desperate people trying to escape from the dark world of sledding into the light of skijoring) so expect some interesting twists and turns in the trail. Watch this space for more details as they emerge!
Lee Kirkpatrick brings Team C back, still landing third and being beaten by her A Team driven by mad flying Tony on the metal-fatigued Skeleton sled (it's going to snap, Tony, it's just thin metal...into shards...sharp shards....)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Seth Carey leads out in the Kids 5km, that looks suspiciously like PI's sister there in lead.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Speed Demon Eilidh Lucas defects to Drag 'n' Fly and roars out of the start chute...
Approaching the appropriately named "Lee's Tree" in the Kids loop, Eilidh has a flashback to bending her Dad's sled at the start of last season...
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The CHT reporting office thanks Carolynne Campbell of Midnight Sun Alpacas for correctly pointing out that our editor had tried (or tied?) on one too many Yukon Brewing celebratory T-shirts before writing up the Icy Waters Ltd Race Day results. The Kid's Race positions as declared at the awards meeting were correct and the correct results read:
1) Jeff Diment
2) Thea Carey
3) Erin Spicer
4) Seth Carey
5) Keegan Hopkins
Apologies to Jeff and Erin for switching their positions in the earlier blog posting.
Between 8pm Mar 31st and 5pm April 2nd, not one, not two, but three vehicles got themselves stuck whilst driving on the Copper Haul Trail - apart from all the carving up on the way in and the big holes dug to try to get them out, by the time they got out on the 4th, the "rescue" vehicles had carved more tracks and made more big holes!
These photos have been sent to Douglas.firstname.lastname@example.org of the City's Parks and Rec Department, with a further request for gates to be built this summer to keep wheeled vehicles off this trail in winter, although given the amount of empty beer cans in the back of both trucks it might be safer for everyone using the trails to keep the gates closed all year! Please support the gates, and Douglas, by emailing him and asking him to get something done to protect this trail.
Red extended cab Nissan SE V6, Alberta Licence Plate PWU-072About 2.5 miles in, not exactly stuck, more marooned between two large holes in the trail where the vehicle had been dug out of soft patches. Sadly, appeared to have a dog drop chain in the back.
Red & White Ford Bronco, chains on rear wheels, Yukon Plate EPM 03Well stuck, about 2 miles in.
An expensive vehicle to have stuck 300 yards beyond the quarry entrance, although it's still carved the trail, and the owner appears to have tried to dig it out with the windscreen scraper.
Dark Blue Subaru Outback, Quebec plate 479 THB