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Pacific Northwest Road Trip Part 5

February 12, 2011

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On Monday morning we got an early start to head back to Portland. It would be our last day together for Michele and I for at least six weeks and we wanted to spend as much time as we could together. We had decided on Thursday that we would head for pizza for lunch today […]

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LEARN!

January 31, 2011

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Right before I started the Don Bowers Memorial Race in Willow this weekend I got a Facebook message from my biggest fan and supporter, my wife Michele. It it said in part: “Never forget your dreams. Ineka and I are with you on the trail in spirit. LEARN!” After the race/camping trip with the dogs […]

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Mushing Down a Dream [Lyrics]

January 28, 2011

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  It was a beautiful day, the snow beat down I had my parka on, I was mushing Trees went by, me and the dogs were singing Fast trails today, I was flying   Yeah, mushing down a dream, That I always thought would be The trail is a mystery, going where ever it leads […]

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Race Prep 3

January 27, 2011

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In the on again, off again world of long distance sled dog racing where we are at the mercy of Mother Nature–and sometimes human nature, but more on that in a sec… The Don Bowers 200 Memorial Race was almost cancelled yesterday (1/26). We have had a bit of snow over the past few days […]

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Race Prep 2

January 27, 2011

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Race Prep 2 Yesterday (1/25) was a busy day at the dog yard. After we fed the dogs and unloaded the truck and trailer of gear from this past weekend’s Serum Run shakedown that my kennel partner took part in, it was time for setting up the drop bags for this weekend’s race. After the […]

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The anticipation is building

January 25, 2011

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The anticipation is building. Last week I wrote a post about the race preparation for this weekend’s 200 miler in the Mat-Su Valley of Alaska. I can not wait! I have thought about this moment for a decade and the day is drawing closer and closer to the Friday start date. This weekend we almost […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Private Dog Training

January 23, 2011

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  A Unique Personalized Training Program What is a Private Consultation? Private Consultations are an opportunity for Dr. Robert Forto to evaluate by seeing and experiencing the situation first hand. This can be especially useful in aggression cases. However, in most cases, a consultation is not required, because Dr. Forto has screened and evaluated the […]

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Race Prep

January 21, 2011

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It has been a long time since I have ran a dog sledding race. Almost a decade. I had waited for this time in my life for a long time and it is fast approaching. You see, life got in the way, as I call it back, in early 2001 and I gave up the […]

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8,000 miles by dog sled

January 15, 2011

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Did you know that more people have climbed Mt. Everest than have competed in and finished the Iditarod. A lot can be said about the 1049 mile race from Anchorage to Nome on the back of a dog sled. Just think about how far 1,049 miles really is… It is about the distance from Denver, […]

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Recipe Rants: Canned and Bottled Goods

January 11, 2011

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When I decided to start my new Recipe Rants category I quickly found out that I do not have most if not all of the ingredients that is needed to make a lot of the recipes. I will be the first to tell you that when I go shopping I never take an inventory of […]

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