Jill climbed onto the runners and Leslie sat in the cargo bag, tucked between the dog treats, snow hook, and blankets.
Leslie felt the sled slow, and just before they came to a stop, Jill dropped the snow hook, the two steel prongs sinking deep into the ground.
''You're not going to be stopping and putting your snow hook
into the same tree you had the last 20 years.
When stopped, a snow hook
works like an emergency brake.
Another popular item is the snow hook
, made by Rusty Hagen of Two Rivers, that features a roll bar-style grab-iron that automatically returns the hooks to a pointsdown position for safety.
They have 16 adult dogs and 10 pups, all of whom seem perpetually ready to run, which is why most mushing equipment includes a braking mechanism and a snow hook
that can also be secured to a tree when the drivers stop for a break.
But my outlandish outfit and bushy beard seemed to have Mr Snow hooked
, so the unflappable presenter even agreed to pose for a pic.