Merrill Winterfest 2018
January 27-28, 2018
10 Dog B Class, 6.9 miles
6th out of 7 teams. 1st in B class. Only team with 7 dogs.
Trail was shortened due to ice. Day 2 cancelled due to icy conditions. Honestly, I have never been more scared on a sled. I stopped to help a musher who lost her team. I was on the drag pad when my leaders broke through the trail and the point dogs overran them so Jax and Ducky lost confidence. I had to stop and change them up with Ziva and Falen. They pulled the hook. We picked up the pace after this but I was still on full drag pad.
In the long run, my goals were met. Cyr and Mather ran their first race and extra socializing. We finished. No injuries. I had fun! Big Thank you for some pointers from Jan Bootz-Dittmar and Ben Thompson. Thank you to Ken Zettler for coming to help me bring my team to the starting chute.