I’m wrapping up guiding a four-night dogsled trip and Jan, with utmost sincerity, says, “We’ve had very nice weather this week.” 

You’d never know Jan experienced the coldest week this year – with lows dipping to 38 below zero Fahrenheit.  That’s actual air temp.  Another morning hit 27 below.  While this wasn’t a camping trip, we dogsledded every day and experienced high temps that never reached the zero mark.

It is a wonderful thing to be prepared and feel comfortable while enjoying the outdoors on an otherwise cold winter day when most are hunkered down, avoiding the cold.

This photo shows Jan and her husband, Gordon, dog sledding on White Iron Lake.