Whew, what a year. When I elected to step back from Iditarod in 2022 (likely one of the best choices I made for myself and ATAO, with all the shenanigans that would be ensuing, unbeknownst to any of us), the … Read More

The Wild Skagway Adventure

Bright and early on the morning of May 1st, Sarah and I loaded up most of the ATAO team: Rey, Rebel, Rogue, Sundance, Cassidy, Furiosa, Egret, Aurora, Belle, Nala, and Sarah’s Mad Max, and Misty. We had a long trip … Read More

Buddies, Puppies, and People! Oh My!

The end of April marks the official “end of the season.” On May 1st, we’ll be driving 9 of the ATAO teammates, 2 Dream Catcher Sled Dogs (Sarah’s friends!), and 19 dogs from two other cool kennels down to Skagway, … Read More

Prep in the City

In Minneapolis, the skies gray over, and the wind blows a little more chill. Greenery still prevails, but I can taste fall; it tastes like a herald to go home. I’ll miss the apple orchards here, the gradient of changing … Read More


Over the last few weeks, our lives have been dictated by the idea of movement. We have moved to a new house. We are traveling, moving physically thousands of miles from home. I am taking a major leap forward toward … Read More

Whether / Weather

It’s summer. I really can’t help but start with the season, the conditions. Mostly because I am itching for those conditions to be different, to be winter again. I am actually not much of a winter person, when it comes … Read More