I shouldn't complain about the weather here, as so many people have had really horrendous weather this week-killer-tornadoes, floods and heavy snow storms, that stopped traffic for hours. Here in Duluth we had the driest January on record with about 1 inch of snow total for the whole month. It was very cold-in the single digits and colder for many days, but it did warm up for the start of the John Beargrease sled dog Marathon, which starts close to our house. The warm-up was nice for the spectators, but not good for the dogs. Apparently they prefer temperatures around 0F.
Jim and I walked down to the start of the race and I took a few pictures, which you can see on this site. John Beargrease. There are links there to the official race site and that will explain more about the race, if you are interested. And here's preview photo. More like this on the page linked above.
This is one of the main streets in Duluth. They closed the street for this race and piled a lot of snow in the middle of it. The trail runs up the middle of the street for about 100 yards and then turns into a golf course and meets up later with a snow-mobile trail.