A ribbon of white smoke curled from the stove pipe in our visitors’ tent. Soon Amy and I piled into our friends’ large wall tent for a hearty breakfast of cheesy grits, sausage, bagels, and the remains of the chocolate cake that we baked last night, which we washed down with @stonecreekcoffee and hot cocoa.
Our friends had kept their wood stove going all night and we were happy to learn that everyone had slept well and was excited for the day. Soon Cy and Hazel were outside with us recording the sound of snow squeaking as we walked and other ambient sounds for our weekly WTIP podcast. Andy, John, Hazel, and Cy all listen to WTIP. We had fun recording a podcast with them after breakfast.
Soon sleeping bags were being stuffed and their tent was coming down. We chained their 4 toboggans together and Acorn, Tina, and Tank pulled all the sleds along in a giant train with Cy riding on one of the sleds and Amy skiing along to control the team. The rest of us skied along behind the train. The temperature remained below zero all day, but it was calm and sunny and everyone stayed warm.
We said goodbye at the Wilderness boundary, hooked the dogs up to our skijoring harnesses and rocketed back to camp. The dogs seem to have another gear that kicks in when it gets cold and they pulled with abandon all the way back to our campsite.
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