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Monday, February 15, 2010

PUWAWA 2010 Part VIII; Good Byes

Cheryl says her good byes to White Feather and Topa

The Points Unknown Women's Advanced Winter Adventure was great fun. Many new lessons were learned by all. The participants did an amazing job as did the dogs. Scott and Chris, our extremely appreciated staff for this trip, provided never ending assistance and support.

Our guests spoke of a continuation in training for next season, an added adventure. What will it be; Yurt to yurt by dog team, navigating through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with the dogs? We'll put our heads together and come up with an exciting new challenge.

After the solo runs, our adventures packed up their gear and said their good byes to the dogs. We then brought all gear out to the waiting vehicle by snomo as our guests snowshoed out, getting closer to civilization with every step. This is always the hard part for us; returning to civilization where the pace is so very different and unappealing but necessary at the moment. Some day, not soon enough, Points Unknown kennel and its mushers will be permanently located in the northwoods where the only traffic jam could be waiting for a moose to cross the trail and the only lights seen at night will be those naturally placed in the sky.

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