Tag Archives: Willow Alaska

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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Fortos Fort: The roof–Choices, choices

May 12, 2011

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Forto’s Fort Before the New Roof  Tomorrow is a big day at Fortos Fort up in Willow, Alaska. It is when we start the tear down and begin to re-roof the cabin. We knew when we bought the place that one of the first things that we needed to do was replace the roof. Right […]

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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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Raegan: Birdwatcher

March 17, 2011

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Raegan watching the Magpies as the dance in they warm, late winter weather at our home in Willow, Alaska.

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Serum Run 2011: Sled dogs arrive home

March 15, 2011

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As the mushers and snow machiner’s crossed into Nome, some three weeks after the beginning of an epic journey that started in Alaska on a cold, wind-swept afternoon in Nenana, the home base support staff of this expedition sprang into action. At about 6:30 PM my friend Paul–who flew to Nome to see his wife […]

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Willow, Alaska: The mushing capital of the world

March 6, 2011

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After yesterday’s ceremonial start in Anchorage for the 39th running of the Iditarod, the real fun begins today in Willow for the official start of the race. Willow, Alaska is a village of about 2500 people and the place I call home. It is about 70 miles north of Anchorage and on the “road system.” […]

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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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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 Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: When it Rains it Pours

August 12, 2010

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: When it Rains it Pours I got an early start yesterday, hopefully to miss some of the rain that just so happens to fall every day here in Willow. It reminds me so much when I lived in Portland. As I was walking around the property I heard something […]

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