First snow of the season yesterday, October 22. Still much to do before we are ready for winter. Picked up 7 big tents last week so we are ready to start setting camps & likely will start with Charr & Pawatine next week. November 1 will see the return of many of our senior staff […]

Roger Bastien

Received a call yesterday from Roger Bastien’s partner, informing me that Roger had passed away. I have known Roger for many years & considered him a friend. Roger had an immense passion for sled dogs & the sled dog sport, His involvement with raising, training & racing sled dogs spanned 6 decades. He was well […]

Reaction to Standards

Well didn’t that just stir up a bee’s nest! Invoked some very strong reactions both for & against. I don’t necessarily agree with everything in this law. Actually some I would strongly argue as unnecessary & not likely to improve the standard of care. But it is a starting point for discussion. In B.C., in […]

Sled Dog Care Guidelines

It seems that every year something happens in the sled dog world that has people calling for increased standards of care. This winter has been no exception. Some are even calling for government legislation to establish guidelines. The industry already has recognized standards as established by mushers through the organization M.U.S.H. with Pride. These standards […]

April 2012

Been a while since I last posted. In addition to being super busy, I also could not remember my user name & password. Have it written down now. Just to many programs requiring passwords. Ground is clear of snow & the kennel is dry. We had a very quick end to the season & despite […]

Winter Trips Are All Done

April 03. Just brought in the last group from a 5 day trip. Lots of trails & very pleasant running dogs. Mornings have been fast with trails frozen overnight. Some of the south exposed hills are starting to show bare spots & some rocks. Only running now will be to bring in the camps. Now […]

Season End

It’s early March 30 & we are preparing for our final dog sled trip of the season. A Duke od Edinburgh 5 day Silver Expedition leaves this morning. Trails are still in great condition. Still 2 – 2 1/2 feet of snow in the bush. Not too often any more that we have trails left […]

March Expeditions Updates

Haven’t posted recently on the expeditions. Should start with a report on trail conditions here in South River. Our trails are in great condition! Lots of snow in the bush. We unfortunately lost the roads after the last melt so have been boxing & hauling to the trail head. A little more work for staff, […]