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Princeton Tec

March 24, 2012

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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 […]

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Training run on the Solstice

June 22, 2011

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On the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, some people dance around a bonfire with bones in their hair. Some jump into a frozen ocean at the top the world. Others worship the Sun God. I took the sled dog team out for a quick summer training run. It was a great run […]

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Never forget your dreams…

June 1, 2011

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“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 […]

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Team Ineka Dog Box Project

May 21, 2011

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It started on a cold Saturday in early April with plenty of snow on the ground and a week or two left in the dog sledding season. It was time to plan out and build a dog box for my 2002 Toyota Tundra and Team Ineka. My friends Paul and Austin and I worked almost […]

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2010-11 Training Summary

May 4, 2011

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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 […]

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The Serum Run: Sled Dogs Save the Day– Part 3

February 23, 2011

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  At three o’clock Charlie Olson left Golovin for the 25-mile run to Bluff.  He fought his way through a blizzard with a gale wind of fifty miles an hour throwing him and his team of seven dogs from the trail time and time again.  The thermometer read thirty below zero, Olson’s hands froze, his […]

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The Serum Run: Sled Dogs Save the Day–Part 2

February 22, 2011

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A call for help was flashed across the wires and dog teams were posted at way stations along the route.  In an attempt to bring recognition to all the souls that braved the trail, the following account, in its entirety, was taken from Coppinger’s World of Sled Dogs: From Siberia to Sport Racing (Howell Book […]

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The Serum Run: Sled Dogs Save the Day–Part 1

February 21, 2011

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In 1925, the population of Nome, Alaska was just two thousand. Most of the miners, prospectors and adventurers of the gold rush had moved on.  The city was the site of a potential catastrophe, an epidemic of diphtheria.  Diphtheria is a “specific, localized, and superficial bacterial infection.”  It produces a powerful and deadly toxin that […]

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Yukon Quest: Human drama of athletic competition

February 16, 2011

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The roller coast that best describes this year’s Yukon Quest sled dog race is coming to a close. Last night at 11:50 (AST) rookie Dallas Seavey of Willow, AK pulled into Fairbanks after a 1,000 mile-10 day odyssey that will sure go down into the history books as one of the most dramatic Quests of […]

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Yukon Quest: How you play the game…

February 15, 2011

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This years Yukon Quest sled dog race has shaped up to define what long distance mushing is all about. No, it is not about the glory of winning the toughest dog sled race in the world (at least in my opinion). It is about helping out a fellow musher in need. That is what mushing […]

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