From The First Chinook. Arthur Walden and Chinook ran supplies from the Byrd expedition's ship to their initial camp. Byrd wrote that "he was a great dog... Walden used him as a kind of "shock troop," throwing him into harness when the going turned very hard. Then the gallant heart of the old dog would rise above the years and would pull with the glorious strength of a three-year-old."
The day after Walden's team set a record for hauling 3,500 lbs of supplies to camp in two trips (16 miles each way), Chinook disappeared into the Antarctic. Who wouldn't want a break after a day of work like that?
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