Tim, from Kentucky, is on a dogsled trip this week. He helped with feeding and caring for the dogs this morning, during the coldest part of the day.

It took less than 15 minutes for his eyebrows and eyelashes to freeze up in temps south (not South Beach warm ‘south,’ but lower down on the mercury thermometer ‘south’) of 40 below F.

The official thermometer at the Ely airport quit working at -39 F, during the night. The temps bottomed out several hours later. Local low temp reports ranged from -43 to -49 degrees Fahrenheit.

Forecasters predict 40 below again tonight.

Yes, we’re still dog sledding.


  1. That’s getting to be Alaska cold over there! Good thing you have guests who are willing to help out in the dog yard.
    I don’t envy Goose, pulking it in the deep cold…. I must be getting old (wiser)!

  2. Wow, that is a neat photo. Very artistic, too! Winter provides some unique photo opportunities. Nicely done!

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