Spring is coming....
Spring in a mushers mind is not fun... melting snow, rain, slush and MUD! Plus you know what snow covers up? Poop... all of those inches of snow that were wished for in the winter melt away and TADA!! All the turds that were covered up show up! Its a battle that is fought every spring! For me spring means a transition. A transition in life and location. I like to travel and I like to explore but I've been doing it for several years now and its starting to take its toll
Pissing of the locals...
I wrote this in the middle of January right after we got enough snow to run on a sled... So training runs – they can go great and they can go super shitty! It just kind of depends on the day. I’m going to say 99% of my runs are fantastic. The dogs do their best and that’s all I can ask for, I rarely get a dog that just quits for no reason. There is usually something going on that makes them do what they are doing… Well I’ve got a little turkey of a sassy leader that I am i
Training Update (Whoops!)
So I forgot to post this about 2 weeks prior to Beargrease!! WHOOPS!! If this the only thing I've forgotten in the last month I'll be happy!! Enjoy! Count down to Beargrease…I’m not sure if the dogs are ready… I’m not sure if I’m ready…but we are gonna do this!! Training has been mediocre at best…but I’m doing the best I can with the way that Mother Nature is handling this whole El Nino thing…It’s something that mushers have been dealing with for years – good snow bad snow ho
2016 Beargrease Marathon Recap
What a ride. Seriously this is something I've been talking about doing for the last 5 years minimum! I left Two Harbors at 11:04 am on Sunday January 31, and came into Billy's Bar on Wednesday February 3 at 8:18 pm. Taking 39:07:04 trail hours and 31:22:47 in rest with an over all average speed of 8.2 mph. I am in awe of my dogs and pretty proud of myself! I left the starting chute with 14 dogs (the first time that I've ever had 14 dogs hooked up to a sled!) with a solid te