Posted by: tburch1 in Untagged on
Jan 02, 2012
Enjoyed meeting everyone, including the dogs on Sat, Dec. 31, 2011. I hope we can get some competitions going in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. A special thanks to Kristine for letting me drive her super dogs.
Posted by: BehrsMom in Untagged on
Jan 03, 2010
Behr and I did 7 miles on the single track at Palos. A bit trickier than normal in the snow, ice spikes on my running shoes were needed, but I was able to check out ALL of the orange, the blue and the green trails.. blue and green are definately sledable, there are some larger rocks in the middle of the trail at the bottom of a hill on the Blue trail. But with a bit more snow it won't be an issue. Parts of the orange trail are also sledable and we can cut ...off the parts that aren't... And I enjoyed hitting the single track again :) this is why I run!
Here's a link to what we did today:
Here are the two runs I did with the Z-team yesterday nice loop parts of green and orange trail.. very pretty, nice wide trail, rolling hills:
Out and Back from the parking area we were at to the Little Red school house, fairly flat except for the first big hills on the road.
Also for anybody heading out this week they plowed the road :( but the barriers are still up so you won't be able to sled down the road to where the trails branch off. You are better off staging at Bullfrog Lake, just drive all the way down to the bottom of the sledding hill where the blue and green trails are.. this is where I caught Mike yesterday.
Posted by: lebelly23 in Untagged on
Dec 26, 2009
Well, I finally purchased my equipment, and have been hitting the trail by my house in Willow Springs. Keep in mind, that I just moved here from Southern California, and, prior to that, I was born and raised in South Texas. Given these geographical handicaps, prior to the last two weeks, I had seen snow as many times as there are digits on my left hand. That would be five.
Sherman, my dog, is a mutt. I attained a DNA test on him a couple of months ago, and he includes German Short Haired Pointer, which I see is a breed of dog used in Scandinavian countries for guess what?.........skijoring! He weighs 103 lbs. by last account, and loves nothing more than running about in the snow.
What I have learned in the brief time that I have been trying the sport out is that he is a natural puller, BUT, we need training and discipline. He has seen deer twice and decided to chase! I can see this coming, and sometimes can refocus him, but at the very least, I can hit the deck before he pulls me off my feet. I am hoping we have more snow next Saturday if there is a meet, and will be joining to talk to those of you who have much more experience.