You're not seeing things, this was part of the race. I guess the land owner was logging!! There was simply NO snow and it wasn't just a short trip into the logyard eithet... I mean, it felt like at least 3/4 of a mile or so. With all the tree limbsl laying around, it was so necessary to watch carefullly where the dogs placed their paws as well as your own feet as it was easy to catch something and end up head over ..... butt.