After only one day, the team is in its stride. Harnessing dog is no secret for anyone.
We are quick and ready to leave this morning and we are preparing for a 36-kilometre trek along the trails for dogsledding. The first part is in the undergrowth; a path dotted with bumps where we have to cross a few rivers and avoid branches. A few sleds turned over, which triggered laughter of participants, but they all held on while sledding along the trails. The second part is done on unobstructed trails where dogs gain speed. It is amazing to experience such a wonderful adventure.
The dogs and their handlers are tired when they arrive at the camp. However, like other days, the tasks are not over. The usual routine must be done: getting water, wood, feeding the dogs, putting fresh straw on them… The task is somewhat more difficult for us because of the ongoing snowstorm. It is finally time for it to end as the expedition draws to a close and we all want to enjoy it.
This evening in the tent, Mario Bilodeau, one of the co-founders of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, shares his years of experience with us. And right after that touching moment, instead of just having their part of dessert, everyone offers a part to someone who touched them in a special way during the day.
Hubert Hayaud, Blogger and Photographer for the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation.