Guest Blogger: The following photos and text are by Wilderness Guide LynnAnne Vesper. Jason is guiding a dogsled camping trip this week.
I was so cold last night! I just couldn’t warm up in my sleeping bag. I thought, ‘How am I going to survive this trip if I am such a weenie?’
Around the morning campfire, in the first rays of sunlight, the stories spilled out. Everyone shared their challenges of the previous night, our first night on the trail. We felt well-rested, and after a hearty breakfast of steel cut oats and flax, we were ready to take on the challenges of dog sledding up to beautiful Knife Lake. But we all knew that our first night had been exceptionally cold. We wouldn’t know how cold it had been until we got home.
One evening, LynnAnne found a “dead and down” old, dry white pine trunk. Full of sap, it nearly engulfed the water pot in flames.
When you go on these expeditions, you get to places that other people don’t
go. You see things that other people will never see.
Travel by dogteam is such a rare opportunity. Anyone can get a backpack
and explore the wilderness on foot.
The dogs are so excited to go, and their enthusiasm is contagious.