Temps have been erratic lately. Monday, January 28th it was in the high 30s. The Points Unknown Mushers arrived at
We offered to help where we could while we waited for the sand and salt trucks to make their way up the Gunflint Trail which would allow us to return safely to the lodge. After waiting several hours we found out that the trucks planned to turn around at
Within the next couple of days, temps plummeted to 30 below zero F with wind chills dangerously low at 50 degrees below zero. These temps, just after the rain, did a number on our dog sledding trails. Thankfully, we didn’t get as much rain as they did further down the Gunflint Trail so most of our snow was intact, however we did get a nice layer of ice over the snow.
Helen and I spent the next day, with temps up from the 30 below mark but still below zero, grooming the trails with the snowmobile and groomer to break up some of the ice and move some of the light and fluffy snow around that had fallen during the night.
Fresh wolf tracks were found on our Highlands Trail. While exciting to see, the tracks are also concerning considering how close to the dog yard this wolf had ventured.
Heading out onto