The Copper Basin is on!

January 14, 2012

So Paige pulled the hook at 12:58 today headed for the first checkpoint 59 miles throught the Alaska Range to Paxson AK.. Due to high winds and significan snowfall recently the trail is rumored to be deep and drifty. She will likely take a little longer to get to Paxson than a normal 59 mile […]

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The Solstice 100

December 18, 2011

Well we finished our first race of the season, a local 100 mile race in Two Rivers, Alaska. It was just what we needed to get the dogs out on the trail and used to the race format. We have several dogs that are new to us this season and some 2 year olds that […]

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Change of Plans

December 17, 2011

Well folks, as usual, plans have changed. We had a few too many dog on the injured list lately. Nothing very serious, just wrists and shoulders that weren’t very happy but enough problems that we didn’t have enough dogs for 2 full teams in the Sheep Mountain 150. The Sheep Mountain 150 is a fast […]

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Winter is in Full Swing

November 27, 2011

Well here it is, almost December. Sorry about the lull in blog entries. I guess we have been slightly busy around here since we last wrote.  Fall training has gone awesome. We started with 30 adult race dogs training and 12 yearlings that are also running in harness, but at lesser level. We ran them all together in […]

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Norwegian Mushing Symposium

October 2, 2011

Our side business, DogPaddle Designs, is attempting to expand our sled sales to Norway and Sweden. Barry Siragusa of RoppHaugen Consulting in Norway agreed to help us try to import sleds to Norway.  We decided that the Hakadal Sledhunklubb seminar would be a great place to debut our sleds. So one of the things we […]

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It’s Finally Fall

September 11, 2011

It’s official, it is fall in the northlands again. The leaves turned yellow and a couple days later they are already stacking up on the ground. There is nothing like cruising through the birch forest while on a puppy walk or with the team and quad… The trail coated in leaves like a yellow brick […]

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Extreme Doggy Home Makeover

September 11, 2011

This summer has been the summer of extremes.. extreme projects that is..  One of these major projects was to take our pretty little forested hobbit dogyard, which was actually quite treacherous when covered in snow an ice, and turn it into something safe for dogs and mushers and efficient for hooking up and feeding the […]

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Where Does the Time Go?

August 18, 2011

This summer is flying by as summers around here tend to do. Projects galore and puppies to boot. Here is a little doggie update to sedate you until the snow flies. Smoke’s puppies are now weened and at 8 weeks old weigh in at a whopping 20lbs! They are really fun, darting everywhere, exploring trails, […]

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New Pups!

July 3, 2011

We had our first litter of puppies for the summer on June 16 to Smoke and Grisman. Smoke is a dog we just got from Lance Mackey and Grisman is a Seavey dog that Sebastian Schneulle has now. There are 5 pups in the litter, 3 boys and 2 girls, and Smoke is a great mom! […]

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Summer Camp for the Dogs

July 2, 2011

This summer we sent some of our dogs up to the Denver Glacier outside of Skagway, Alaska with our good friend and great dog driver, Megan. Here they will run a 2 mile loop for the tourists throughout the summer and will come back to us in early September. I just went down to Skagway […]

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Photos from the Arctic 2011

May 4, 2011

The dog line at our camp. we were set up on a lake and drilled hole in ice for dog water.   The team bringing in another load of dog food.   There are 100’s of caribou right over that ridge.. now what to do with 26 raging dogs.   The teams chillin while we […]

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