The nearest camp is two good days mushing, with good fresh dogs.
There were two more in their gang, who were across the river "mushing" in Harrisburg.
"Come on, Shorty; we'll be getting along," Smoke said, mushing the dogs.
The Indian guide was mushing before, bent low with the weight of his pack, and head lowered to the sweep of the wind.
Now he fancied himself again a schoolboy, now a ranger in Arizona, now mushing on the snow trails of Alaska.
It will be readily understood how such wide and sudden ranges of temperature add to the inconvenience and discomfort of mushing.
But already the snow grew soft and our feet wet, and the dogs were very weary with the eleven hours' mushing.
The Marshal and men are home from the Koyuk River, after four weeks of winter "mushing," and say nothing about their trip.
There was a sound of bells, and "mushing," as the drivers harnessed up their dog-teams to carry the picnickers back to camp.
Later arrivals, mushing up the ice with dog teams, had tripled the population.