The Dogs Have Lice!

The dogs have lice!!!! JK. Here is a series of Will-isms that may give you a better picture into the mind of a slightly neurotic sled dog…oh wait, human. 1.The Dogs Have Lice! Will has many moments that we like … Read More


Last night I took half of the team out by sled. We’re late into the season with virtually no snow pack. But the couple inches we got this past week were enough to tempt bored mushers. I saw runner tracks … Read More

A Good Crew

Hi friends! It’s only 61 days til the Copper Basin. Thanks to so many of you, we’re well on the way there. We got a huge order of meat that will last us til racetime and keep the dogs in … Read More

Losing my Boot, and Finding my Way

The day before my first race, everything went wrong. A dog jumped out of his box at a gas station on the way to vet checks (we got him back but he gave us a scare). I burned my hand … Read More

Anatomy of a Training Run

This post was started in mid December of last year as I was preparing for the TR50, ATAO’s first official race. In that race, we took home the Red Lantern– In other words we came in last! But this is … Read More

Springtime Magic Running Dogs

Ever feel that weird sense of anti-climax where you missed some kind of big event but it’s actually kind of better anyway? Okay maybe I make no sense. It’s really strange to have a mushing year where I’m not pushing … Read More

Trail Work

This week, “The Core Four” have been getting in some very interesting training– Namely, I’ve used the team to go out and do trail work! The Two Rivers 200 started today, and part of the trail crosses a creek near … Read More


Bonalon and Hooch are enjoying the couch life. They both told me, in no uncertain terms, that they are ready to be officially RETIRED. They will get out for fun runs when they want to, but for now they are … Read More

First Ever Race Recap

I left the race start with something less than dignity. I was a bit of a mess, my parka still open, my bib half on. But my team was excited and ready to go, and it was time! I held … Read More

Adventures in Mushing

My little six dog team blows me away. They are strong and coordinated. I use an eight dog string and to be honest, so they look almost like a “normal” team,  and they have the power of any other team … Read More

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