Monthly Archives: March 2008

One for the History Books

Distance sled dog racing as we know it today began with the All Alaska Sweepstakes started in 1908 by the Nome Kennel Club. The race ran for a few years and then stopped, but the concept of distance sled dog … Continue reading

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Western Wrap-up

Weatherman was wrong. It did not rain Sunday. It was beautiful. Temperature was just above freezing when the race started and warmed up to sweatshirt weather by the time the first musher finished. Trail was well packed and slick. Times … Continue reading

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Western – Day 2

It snowed all last night and half of today. Mushers were much slower cover the 18 1/2 miles. The fastest musher took about 1 hour 40 minutes. Ryan was a bit over 2 hours and yes, Keenan and his 4 … Continue reading

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3…..2…..1…..GOOOOO!

Ryan was the 4th of 6 mushers to leave the starting shoot of the Western Alaska Championship Sled Dog Race at 12:06 today. This is Ryan’s first race, think he had fun. I know the dogs did. This year’s running … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Big

Alethia and I flew home Saturday. Things are down right balmy in Southwest Alaska, almost 40 degrees today. Alethia and I visited with one of our new sprint dogs and her pups. I’ve included a few pictures below: Minnie is … Continue reading

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Alethia’s Big Adventure

Alethia went to Disneyland. A right of passage for any American child, she has always wanted to go and finally got her chance. I had some business in Durango, Colorado so Alethia and I flew to Phoenix where my parents … Continue reading

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