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Off to the Races!

Today we hit the road to the Copper Basin 300 – my first race of the season! The race is known for its cold temperatures, but the forecast says it is going to be relatively mild. (I’ve packed my extra warm boots just in case they have it wrong.) It has been a number of years since I participated in the CB300 (a win in 1995) and I’m looking forward to going back, seeing some friendly faces and having a good run with the team. Jason is going along with me as a handler for the race (he’s packed his warm boots too) while Dave holds down the fort and continues to train his ‘puppy team’ for the Iditarod.

We’ve been keeping busy around the Homestead and thought that you may wonder what we do each day…. this morning was semi-normal – but we took a few pics to share with you what we had going on before we left for the race. Check them out:

8am and the lights go on – time to wake up!

8am and the lights go on – time to wake up!

Jason unloads Alamo from his pen in the barn

Jason unloads Alamo from his pen in the barn. If we’re not on the trail with the dogs overnight, they enjoy a nice night inside

Statler peeks out of her pen as Shannon strolls by.

Statler peeks out of her pen as Shannon strolls by.

Through the doggie door back to their house in time for breakfast.

Through the doggie door back to their house in time for breakfast.

Stretch, sniff, pee

Stretch, sniff, pee

Titan has picked out his house for the morning

Titan has picked out his house for the morning

Jeff & Dave load food drops and gear for the Copper Basin 300 into the Dogrig

Jeff & Dave load food drops and gear for the Copper Basin 300 into the Dogrig

Ross oh-so-calmly awaits hookup for a morning run

Ross oh-so-calmly awaits hookup for a morning run

Jeff double checks things on his sled as Dave hooks up Ross

Jeff double checks things on his sled as Dave hooks up Ross

Charles is ready to go!

Charles is ready to go!

POTUS

POTUS

Jeff has an idea!

Jeff has an idea!

and they’re off

and they’re off

for a morning run before heading out to the race!

for a morning run before heading out to the race!

Check the website for the Copper Basin 300 to follow everyone this weekend – and look for more ‘a day in the life of’ pics from us here at Husky Homestead.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2010!

Cheers,
Jeff

Comments

  1. Good luck Jeff

  2. Best of luck at the race!

    And, what a wonderful thing you and Donna did for the Iditarod! Truly what a POTUS would do…lead by leading!!

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing them with us!

    Hike!

  3. Congratulations on your win

  4. Way to go!!! Congratulations! Bet you are glad that you took your WARM boots!!!

    Looking forward to the Rondy!!!

  5. Jeff,
    Congrats on your Copper Basin Victory!

    Thanks for posting the pictures.
    My students will be very excited to see them. I love that you put the time 8:00 a.m. on them. My kids will be amazed at what your 8:00 a.m. looks like in comparison to our 8:00 a.m. We picked mushers today and Jeff Smith’s son was a little bummed he didn’t get JEFF KING, THE KING!!! Of course they all want you! :)
    I pulled up the Jason toe pics. We were discussing hypothermia. I got a new projector so his toes magnified to about 4 feet were good for a thunderous EWWWWW!!!
    You should have seen their faces!
    No throwing up, so all was good!
    Hope all is well at the Homestead!
    Judi

  6. Another congratualtions to you and the team, Jeff!!! Staying in front of the pack is working!!! Keep it up!!

    Looking forward to the next race…

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