Tag Archives: mushing

Princeton Tec

I love Princeton Tec. I few weeks ago I contacted Princeton Tec, a headlamp company that is based in New Jersey. Over the winter the wiring on my Apex headlamp broke off due to the extreme cold–many days at 25 below zero here in Alaska– and a whole lot of night runs with my dog teams. When I spoke to …

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Iditarod 40: How to they keep track of 1000 dogs?

In this year’s Iditarod sled dog race there are 66 mushers and over one thousand dogs that will spread across 975 miles of trail in some of the most remote conditions in North America. One question that I am always asked is: How to they keep track of all these dogs? Starting as soon as the weather cools and the …

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Iditarod 40: Mushing Radio premiere episode

Last night we aired the premiere episode of Mushing Radio from the studios of KVRF 89.5 in Palmer, Alaska. With a few hiccups it went well and I am pleased with the results. The only drawback that I have is that we did not record this episode as a podcast so that folks can listen at a later date. I …

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Following in the footsteps of Greatness. Conway Seavey wins the Jr. Iditarod

When the sport of dog sledding is mentioned, one name often comes up in the conversation and that is Seavey. The Seavey family has been involved with the sport and the Iditarod for more than four decades. Two are Iditarod champions, Dan and Mitch, one is very close, Dallas and the youngest is a sure-fire favorite to mush under the …

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Fur Rondy Time!

The Forto clan is at the Fur Rondy in downtown Anchorage. We watched the start of the sprint sled dog races. It still amazes me that these guys run up to 20 dogs on little tiny sleds with not much of a brake. They wouldn’t be able to use the brake anyway. Contrary to popular belief there is not tons …

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Hobo Jim at Willow Trading Post

The little hamlet, village or whatever they are calling it these days, of Willow Alaska comes alive next weekend for the start of the Iditarod. Thousands of people will flock to watch their favorite mushers on March 4th as they race towards Nome in the 1,049 mile dog sled race. An Alaskan legend, Hobo Jim will play three shows at …

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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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Is it Sacrilege for Men to Wear Uggs?

Yep, I am a full grown man and while I have owned a pair or two of Uggs in my lifetime, I am not afraid to sport them around town. Heck, if Tom Brady (New England Patriots quarterback) can be their spokesman I guess its okay, right? In fact I found something WAY cooler than the Australian slippers that are …

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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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