Final Mush!

It’s hard to believe, but spring is upon us… I had the last real mush of the season the other day. The run was absolutely gorgeous… I know now why folks get excited about spring mushing. I sure do like the sunlight! It was also just in time to get the Outlaw’s third run in. As youngins, three times in harness is a good amount before they really learn the ropes next spring. The Star Wars pups are real pros now, having mushed for a couple of months!

I think I’ve ascended and become a real musher, because I’m already over summer. Let’s get to fall already! We have things to do!

Of course, we need the summer for building, growing, and bonding, as well as building funds up for our race season coming up. We really want to aim for the Copper Basin 300 next year. It’s one of my favorite races, and I think it can be a great course for a young team to see on a “puppy” schedule. However, that race might not be in the stars depending on a few factors. If that’s not the “big” race for the season, we’ll aim for another mid-distance at the end of January or the beginning of January. Time will tell!

In the next few weeks, we’ll make some exciting announcements about life, the kennel, and some summer programs to keep you entertained while you eagerly await next year’s race season! Keep your eyes peeled here… And, if you want to make sure you stay up to date, you can subscribe to get an email when there are new posts, or like our Facebook page or Instagram!

Building a social media presence is a weird endeavor! I follow along with some of the greats, but the truth is I am not always the best at “selling” myself. My goal is to just bring you guys along on this crazy journey I’m privileged to have. ATAO may not win Iditarod, but I know we will accomplish the big goals we set out to do– And hopefully make all of you, who have supported us along the way, proud to be part of the team!

Founding Members— if you’re reading this– we have an exciting announcement about some special, Founders-only content coming your way soon! Keep your eyes on your email, and look out for something directly from me! It’ll be your ticket to see “behind-the-scenes” footage, all the extra dog videos and pictures you could wish for, games, quizzes, and some other fun ATAO stuff. (If you aren’t a Founding Member but want to be, it’s not too late! We’re keeping our Founding Member program open until June… Woo hoo here be where ye click to join the team!!!)

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Will loves dog mushing, boxing, writing, and hiking. He spends his off time reading as much as possible and going to the movies.
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Mari, as usual a wonderfully descriptive story. It sounds like you all are having a blast! I notice in your previous post (April Fools), that you are letting your pups run free and explore on their own. For the past couple of years I’ve been somewhat peripherally involved with, or keeping track of, Alaska Safe Trails, an organization dedicated to keeping trails safe from traps, both leg-hold and Conibear, either of which can either cripple or, especially in the case of Conibear, kill a dog, even if you get to it quickly. We have been trying, very unsuccessfully, to get… Read more »