Tag Archives: mushing

2010-11 Training Summary

It was my first winter in Alaska and my first year as an Alaskan musher. I had no idea what to expect and I went into the winter full of optimism and eager to learn. It had been quite a while since I was behind a set of runners and I knew I needed several miles before I got my …

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Get your butt in shape or head for Sarasota

As I stated in a previous post, I joined the Alaska Club. Not to hang out in the sauna or kick back in the steam room but rather get into the best shape I can for next mushing season. Yes, I know, the season just ended a couple weeks ago but at my age (40) if you start to procrastinate …

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Fortos Fort Pt. 1

I love it when a plan starts to come together. Now that the mushing season is winding down up here in Willow it is time to get back to work on Forto’s Fort. Today I had the carpet installed in the office area. It was a  project that was on the top of the list. The previous owners had put down …

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Fortos Fort

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works | Daily Post ___________________ Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows  

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Swing and Team Dogs

Swing Dogs in a dog sledding team help the leaders set the pace and aid in turning the team. If only the leaders wanted to turn in the direction of the musher’s commands, the team may not turn, so the swing dogs back the leaders up in these cases. The job of the Team Dogs in a dog sledding team …

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Iditarod 2011: Sled Dog Cuisine–Soup, Stew, or Gruel

Mushers: What do you feed your dogs? Listen to our Iditarod coverage daily on Mush! You Huskies. You can find us on iTunes (search Dog Works Radio) or click on Mushing Radio now. Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works | Daily Post ___________________ Robert Forto is …

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Iditarod 2011: Who will win?

Iditarod 2011: Who will win As the top mushers get ready to take their mandatory 24 rest who is your favorite to win this year’s Iditarod? This year’s winner will receive $50,400 and a new Dodge truck when their dog team crosses first under the burled arch in Nome.

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Serum Run: Onward to the coast!

As of the last report the mushers and snowmachiner’s are at Old Woman cabin and will run into Unalakleet today. Unalakleet the biggest town between Anchorage and Nome and is the first checkpoint on the notorious coast. Unalakleet has been made famous recently on the Discovery Channel show, Flying Wild Alaska about the Tweto family and its bush pilots. Unalakleet …

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Iditarod Gear: To bring or not to bring. That is the question.

On Mush! You Huskies radio show last night we talked about the mandatory gear that every musher MUST carry in his sled during the Iditarod. According to the official rules of the Iditarod it says: Rule 16: Mandatory Items: A musher must carry with him/her at all times the following items: Proper cold weather sleeping bag weighing a minimum of …

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