Mushing

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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Training Run: 9-29-11

Notes:  Good run today. Continued to work on extended stops. With the two leaders we ran today they like to turn around back into the team so with the extended stopping exercises and “line out” command we hope to fix this one issue with our leaders. Read more…

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Training Run: 9-27-11

Notes:  Tried something new today. Hooked up Marble in single lead. We knew right off the bat it was a bad idea! She headed into every open driveway and chased after dogs in the neighbor’s yards. We moved Bird up with her and the run went very well. We worked on “line out” and extended stops today, up to 5 …

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Training Run: 9-20-11

Notes:  Great training runs with the two teams. We have broken down the dogs into two main teams with a few extras that we are moving in and out daily. We are started fall training in earnest. By this time next month we want 10 miles with  the dogs itching for more! Read More…

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