Mushing

2012 Junior Iditarod Musher Start Order

2012 JR. IDITAROD MUSHER START ORDER Jr. Iditarod will be taking place this Saturday, February 25th at 10 AM AK Time leaving from Knik Lake, Mile 13, Knik Goose Bay Road, Wasilla and ending on Sunday, February 26th at Willow Lake, Willow Community Center, Willow 2012 Jr. Iditarod Musher Listing – Bib number order Bib # Last Name First Name City State …

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I shop at Target for Mushing Gear

Every musher has their secrets when it comes to training plans, feeding regimens, race strategy and the like. But there is one thing that we talk a lot about and that is our gear. All of us have our favorites that stand the test of time and can handle the elements. Whether it be a debate about a parka from …

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Serum Run Boot Camp: Yentna Station

We arrived at Yentna Station at about 4:00 pm and started on our chores right away. I started up the cooker and began to melt snow. It took about 25 minutes to bring the water to a boil and prep the food–a mixture of raw meat, fat, and kibble. I then let it soak for about 30 minutes. I sat …

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Serum Run Boot Camp 2012: Hot to Trot. Part 1

If one phase can sum up the 2012 Serum Run Boot Camp it would have to be: Too Hot to Trot It was unseasonably warm this past weekend and it played havoc on our plans for the serum run boot camp. Well not really. We all had a great time. The organizers will be the first to tell you that …

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Serum Run Boot Camp: Dogs

  We are about to embark on the Serum Run Boot Camp this weekend. Starting Friday evening we will stay at the Eaglequest Lodge in Willow, Alaska and meet as a group. Over the next four days we will work as a team to prepare for the 2013 Serum Run Expedition from Nenana to Nome, Alaska which is held next …

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Team Ineka at the Sled Dog Stampede

On Sunday, Team Ineka’s Robert and Tyler Forto took part in the sled dog stampede at the Willow Winter Carnival in Alaska. We had so much fun! (Well, after about 12 guys, a couple shovels helped get our dog truck un-stuck) The Stampede goes a little something like this: A team of two mushers and up to an eight dog …

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Hitting the trails

Our 12 dog team as we hit the trails for a late January run in Willow, Alaska. Right after this was taken our handler, Austin said that a “very big” moose was on the outbound trail right where we passed. A little too close for comfort!

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MapMyDOGWALK

The team that has brought the popular MapMyFITNESS apps has gone to the dogs. Today they announced a brand new app, MapMyDOGWALK. It is an application for your iPhone that tracks your dog walks and outdoor adventures effortlessly and keeps you motivated to hit the road or the trails everyday. I have been a daily user of the MapMyRIDE app …

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Trails, trails and more trails!

I was a (wannabe) musher for a long time. My first time on the back of the sled was way back in the early 1990’s. I even moved a few times searching for snow–don’t we all? I lived in Minnesota where it is sometimes very cold and the winters can be brutal but often there is not a lot of …

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