Ely, MN

Last Year's Winter

Yukon (Canadian Inuit) one of the lead sled dogs

Bonding with your sled dogs is a definite way of communicating. Here's a big huddle before the 13-mile trek.

Romeo (left) ran till he passed out.

Darla: one grouchy sled dog, but very dependable

Some mushing terms: "Ready, hike! Gee! Haw! Whoa."

When going uphill, you have to get off and help push the sled or the dogs will start looking back at you!

Meet Denali. An interesting visit to Ely's Wolf Center. We watched wolves tear down beaver meat, and gnawed at each others' fur coats.