Howie, predictably, had a lot of trouble on the first track. But after a 30 minute or so wait in the car for me to lay the second set of tracks, he did much better. I left the glove for each track in a footprint so it was not visible and each poodle was very pleased with themself when they found it. You could tell when they scented the glove as their behavior went into article search mode.
My older poodles did a little snow tracking about 5 years ago when we had snow. I can wait another five years before we go out in snow again; my van is still buried so I had to transfer a handful of tracking stuff to my little car. The chains are still in the back end along with a shovel, "just in case." LOL