Trail Notes

Dog mushing yard saleā€¦

Posted at: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 01:52:00 +0000
Big yard sale planned for Saturday, that’s Aug. 7. It starts at 10 a.m. Pretty much everything is for sale, so if it isn’t on my inventory list, but you see it at the sale, ask me if it is for sale. It probably is. I know I’ve overlooked something. Here’s a link to a […]

The season is about toast

Posted at: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:27:49 +0000
I took seven dogs on a short run this morning to see what I’ve got left for trails. Not much as it turns out… This is the view just about a quarter mile from my house, at a swamp where the trail is about to cut right into the forest. It isn’t all as bad […]

Some dogs for sale

Posted at: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 23:20:07 +0000
It’s the time of the year for the annual spring dog sale, and I have three dogs currently for sale: Antelope, Jovi and Guinness. Antelope — SOLD Fresh off the Iditarod trail, Antelope is 4 years old, is a hard-working team dog of about 55 pounds, and has run in four 1,000-mile races; an Iditarod […]

Two dogs worth considering

Posted at: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:17:02 +0000
I have a couple of dogs that just came off Iditarod and are excellent candidates for stud for any distance musher looking to breed out to a proven bloodline this spring. Solomon Solomon is my main stud. He’s five, large but proven by consistently running — and finishing — on top five teams in the […]

Check out the Check Point

Posted at: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 23:40:20 +0000
I’ve got a new forum for my race blog, with my take on what’s happening in the Yukon Quest and Iditarod, and maybe even Denali Doubles. Here’s the link…

New article for Momentum

Posted at: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:04:20 +0000
I just posted a blog about the art of racing young dogs in this year’s Tustumena 200 sled dog race. Here’s the link.

Good luck in T200

Posted at: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 00:07:07 +0000
I guess I’m saying that to myself as well as the rest. There’s some great, competitive teams here for arguably the most arduous (if not toughest) 200 mile race in distance sled dog racing. I’ll be running 11 yearlings and three old leaders, so my race will have a personality all its own. It will […]

King leads Copper Basin

Posted at: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 06:27:08 +0000
As of 9 p.m. Sunday… Updated, real (and corrected) Copper Basin standings, FACTORING IN TIME DIFFERENTIALS OF MANDATORY REST: Jeff King was still first out of Paxson. Allan Moore is 22 mins behind King, factoring in mandatory rest that needs to be taken. Then Dan Kaduce, 55 mins behind Moore; Jay Cadzow, 7 mins behind […]

Distance mushing classes

Posted at: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 20:54:48 +0000
On Halloween, I tested the waters as a dog “driving instructor,” giving a one-on-one seminar on how to camp with a dog team. The class went so well that I’m considering opening it up to anyone interested in becoming more efficient or just gaining confidence in taking a trail break, whether inside or outside of […]

Attitude and burnout article

Posted at: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 01:48:26 +0000
I had to post a link to this article about sled dog psychology, and specifically recognizing burnout and fostering a happy attitude in your kennel. Even if this is nothing new to you, it’s a good reminder as the fall training grinds on and the miles get longer as we wait for decent snowfall. It’s […]

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