The first team consisted of five dogs with a participant mushing and either Haily or I in the sled as a passenger.
The last weekend of February, the Audubon Center of the Northwoods hosted the DNR's Becoming an Outdoors Woman Winter Event. Points Unknown was there to provide the dog mushing instruction. Three courses were filled with between 8 and 9 women over a two day period.
Since time was limited, we provided a small taste of dog mushing with the hopes that the participants will join us down the road for a more grand adventure. The three hour course included instruction in proper interaction with the dogs, harnessing and sled safety and operation. Those things learned where then applied as the participants ran a 3-5 dog team on a one mile loop with our full support.
Temps were in the upper 20s to low 40s, at times. The course was short enough that the dogs were able to quickly recover from the heat and seemed to enjoy their job of helping to introduce dog mushing to our guests.