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Monday, February 28, 2011

BOW Winter Event

Donna has been a BOW instructor for years after first taking one workshop as a participant. She decided this year to participate instead of instruct and one of the workshops she chose was dog mushing!

Joel ran his first team with a guest in the sled for us over the weekend. And this wasn't just any guest but the director of the BOW program! This shows how highly we think of him and his abilities with our dogs.

Neil is an integral part of our program and uses the snowmobile to assist our new mushers out on the trail.

Illy and Aise pose for the camera. They stayed in this small pen during the program and spent the evenings and over night in the cabin with us.

The dogs wait in line for attention

Klaus likes to get up close and personal with our guests

What a funny sight! After we had taken the puppies in for the evening, we realized we forgot to shut the door of their pen and saw that Tuloon had gone inside to rest on their straw beds.

Had we a video of this I'm certain we could have won a prize on America's Funniest Home Videos. The puppies played intensely for quite some time around and on top of Blueberry. He ignored it all and continued eating his Nylabone.

Copper and Blueberry find my cot the best place to sleep in our cabin.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a woman's program called BOW or Becoming an Outdoors Woman. Points Unknown has been a part of the organization for six years now, volunteering our services and that of our dogs to teach women how to dog mush. This past weekend was the annual winter event held at the Audubon Center of the Northwoods, an Environmental Learning Center in Sandstone, MN. Points Unknown had a packed house with three courses, three hours in length and nine woman in each course!

BOW also has other seasonal annual events as well as numerous miscellaneous courses throughout the year that are so worth while so please do follow the link above and check out what they have to offer!

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