Tag Archives: 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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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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30 Days About Me. Day 22: Favorite Websites

I am participating in a blog challenge this month. It is called 30 Days About Me.. It is presented by the blog a Daily Dose of Toni. Today’s topic is some of my favorite websites. I have a lot of websites and apps that I use everyday. Some for work and some for pleasure but all of them make life …

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30 Days About Me. Day 13: Huge Impact

This article was originally written on July 14, 2010 but today’s topic was someone of something that has had a huge impact on my life. It was my dog, Ineka. Some would say but he’s just a dog… It is with a sad heart that I have to report that our dear friend, Ineka passed on yesterday, July 13, 2010. …

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Trails to end of the Earth

Our cabin, Fortos’ Fort, backs up to a magnificent series of trails that is any mushers, snow machiners, hunters, et. al’s dream. I think you could jump on these trails and they would take you to the end of the earth quite literally. I am standing in the middle of this vast expanse that is a marshy tundra. It’s like …

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Mushing Capital of the World Trip on Gowalla

On the location service application for iPhone (and other smart-phones), Gowalla, you can create unique trips to share with your friends. Since I am living and training in the Mushing Capital of the World: Willow, Alaska I thought it would be cool to make a trip on Gowalla to share. In Willow we have more mushers per square mile than …

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Fortos Fort: A year in the life

Forto’s Fort July 3, 2010 It was July 3, 2010 at about 3 pm when my daughter, Nicole and I landed in Alaska on a cool and very rainy Saturday afternoon and we pulled into the driveway to meet realtor and friend, Dave. We had pretty much bought the cabin sight unseen in mid-June on the condition that it was …

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Mushing–Alaska Style: First Training Run of Summer

After a quick two month break we are back on the trails again. In these short 2 or 3 mile runs on the dirt roads we will be training the Deadwood pups (a whole litter named after the HBO series: Alma, Jewel, Ellsworth, Wu, Swidgeon, Joanie and Sophia) to run in lead. It was the first run with my son, …

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Never forget your dreams…

“Never Forget Your Dreams” –Korczak Kiolkowski It was a decade ago with a dog truck full of a rag-tag team of rescued Siberian Huskies, three kids barely old enough to be in school and a dream that was just begining. Michele, the kids and I were heading to the Black Hills Race to the Gold sled dog race in Hill …

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