Here are some pics from out trip to Ed's camp. Aussie and Bianca needed to bring umpteen bags of dogfood to Ed's while the trail was still good. Unfortunately they had been having issues with their snowmachines and were basically reduced to dog power. Nothing wrong with dog power, but it certainly would take a lot of dog team trips back and forth to camp 25 miles each way to bring all the dog food across. So, much to the girl's relief we volunteered to help. So on Sturday we had three sled loads. Each sled had twelve 40 lb bags of commercial dogfood. Bianca drove on of the snowmachines and Aussie had a 16 dog team. In the dog sled Aussie had four 40lb bags of dog food and my 80lb son.
We had good trail the whole way. Kaija took turns running and riding on the snowmachine.
Halfway through the trip we took a break at the mouth of the Little Noatak River to cool the machines down. We were pulling big loads and my snogo was starting to smell hot.
Bianca wanted me to take a picture of her had Kaija with the sunset in the background (by the way that sunset was at around 10:30pm) but Kaija wouldn't hold still.
We got to Ed's dropped out sleds and headed back to Kobuk Lake to go pick up Uyaana because I figured he would probably be cold.
Aussie had him in the sled bag wrapped in a down jacket because he had grown really cold. They were basically mushing into a head wind the whole way.
By the time we got back to Ed's camp he was shivering so I plunked him in fron of the fire to defrost.