Scott Smith Takes 10th in the 2016 Iditarod

Watching a tracker is a horrible thing. I’d rather do almost anything else, and I’d especially rather be mushing. Nevertheless, a deal is a deal, and this year isn’t my year. In one year, that will be me, and all … Read More

Manifesto: or, What I Learned This Year

Every year I mush, I learn something. I learn a lot of things. I have mushed for fifteen years, and this year is no different. I have learned things about dogs, techniques about mushing, about feeding, about pacing. I have … Read More

After the Races

I’ve been listening to Radical Face a lot lately. I haven’t been writing a lot. Sorry about that. Lots of things have been going on, and not a lot of time to describe them. Although, that’s not really the reason … Read More

Copper Basin 300

The Copper Basin 300 is coming up! The race starts on January 9th. I am (currently!) listed as musher # 41. (If anyone drops, that number may change, a couple days ago I was #43!) There are a couple of … Read More


I only have a few minutes before hooking up for my next run. This hitch has been the one to get the miles on before the race season official begins for us, and since the last hitch my run lengths … Read More


Hitch on! We started the weekend with a bang. When I go on hitch is the one time a month that Scott and I see each other and work together, most often (there is sometimes a weekend where I’m off … Read More

Winter’s Hitch Eve

It’s the night before my next hitch. My first hitch, in October, was deceptively un-busy… Or much less busy than I thought i would be. I managed to make it busy, fitting in the many other projects that can fill … Read More

The Clothing Makes the Musher

I foolishly called Apocalypse Design about a week ago with full intentions to order myself a set of custom bibs. Apocalypse Design is this pretty amazing company in Fairbanks that makes fantastic mushing gear. I’ve seen this in action, and … Read More

Red Dog

Red Dog Racing has been a quiet presence for over fifteen years in Alaska. Scott has the helm and has done really well with his line of dogs. This year, obviously, I’m joining the works. After a long several weeks … Read More

Just a Little Hitch

Well… Things have been so crazy since I started this hitch, I haven’t had the chance to write any of it down. I’ve been thinking blog posts a lot. This happens when I mush– I have a lot of time … Read More

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