Winter Camping advice from Jeff King 4 time Iditarod Champion

I heard a brief line spoken by 4-time Iditarod winner Jeff King that seemed so relevant to winter camping.  During one of the Iditarod races there was a lay-over / check points where a lot of the teams were stopping for a brief rest.

Jeff King took a different approach.  He re-supplied with food, loaded a bale of straw on his sled to be spread as beds for his dogs, and headed a few miles down the trail. His rationale was it only took a few minutes more to leave the noise, crowding and confusion behind to find a nice, quiet, site for his rest stop.

It’s a lot like winter camping.  One doesn’t have to go very far during the winter to leave all the bustle behind.  A mile or two into the woods one can usually find seemingly untouched snow covered areas.

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