The first training runs in AlaskaThe drive to Alaska passed without greater problems except at the border.
Sebastian already knowed that he cann't take meat over the border but that he cann't get dry food that was pretty new. But the luck was with as and Sebastian found a old receipt that proofed that he had buyed the food in the United States.
Arriving at Paxson Lake we found a beautiful winter landscape at -30°C. We prepared the sleeping places for the dogs and got our staff in the cabin.
The next day it snowed at -10°C and we did a run to Meier's Lake, eat a Hamburger, did our shopping and drove back via Paxson Lodge.
Yesterday Sebastian told us to do a 5 hours training run.
First we guided our teams to Paxson Lodge and John Schandelmeier, who left before us, found a trail without overflows. Then we followed the Denali Highway (he is closed from September because of snow) which leaded us over the tree line.
I saw some caribous and one of them just passed on the trail about 100 meters in front of us and of course me dogs immediately runned after it. Some kilometers later there was a whole troupe of them coming down the highway. They toke a moment looking at us and then they run away and me dogs behind them. The caribous runned up a hill and me team tried to follow them – so I had to brake and bring them back on the trail.
Afer I had tourned my team around Sebastian passed me and sayed that he will order a Hamburger for me at Paxson Lodge. After we had eaten our Hamburgers (Sab toke two) we returned to the cabin. Sab though that my dogs didn't enough kilometers and I could continue to the campsite and come back. So I drove with some smaller problems by the yard and after 7 hours, including the hamburger-stop, I was back at home.