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First thing to realize about winter travel is that it has its good points. First-no bugs. Second-no mud. Third-very few people. All good things in my book.
So, how to dress to stay warm out in sub zero temperatures.
Running a 1000 mile race requires a lot of material, food and gear which you cannot haul from the start, obviously. With roughly 21 checkpoints, or locations where your gear and food is staged, spread out roughly equally along the trail there is quite a bit of logistics and planning required.
Countdown to Iditarod. T minus a few weeks.
Running a team of sled dogs can be quite an adventure, to say the least. Having anywhere from 6-16 dogs in front of a 30 lb sled and yourself on it with nothing more than a few methods of attempting to slow them down plus the hope for them to listen to voice commands to do what you want of them seems like an idea that may be better suited for the hearty. Or a slightly off in the head kind of person.
With the Iditarod around the corner I will be putting out some articles about different aspects of training, the race, the dogs, the mushers and all the rest up till I am on a sled . Here goes.
What is an Alaskan Husky? read more
Brent Sass wins 1000 mile Yukon Quest in 2015!
Brent Sass hugs his lead dogs Basin and Sound after winning the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Congratulations, Brent and team! You kept the Momentum rolling.
Congratulations to Thad McCracken of Oregon who won the 8-dog classic in the 2015 Pedigree Stage Stop race held in Alpine, Wyoming this weekend. They had the Momentum!
A note from a happy customer and a dog that has been kicking butt in competition;
“My dog, Lucky vom Rainmaker (Deutsch – Drahthaar) was top scoring dog this year (2014) in the prestigious JGV-USA Oberlaender with a perfect score of 196.
This score was the highest score in North America for all HZP Events. The HZP is a test that evaluates the advanced natural abilities of a versatile hunting dog. Most of the dogs who run a HZP are between 10 and 24 months of age. A full HZP (with 5 dogs) will usually last for an entire day. A HZP basically consists of 5 different retrieves accomplished through three phases of judging: searching/pointing, drags, and water work.
I feed Dr. Tim’s Grain Free… to all my 4 Drahthaars including Lucky.
The Sr. Judge described Lucky’s performance that day as, “the finest performance I’ve seen in 40 years!”
Thanks for the great product!” R. McDowell
Congratulations to Brent Sass of Eureka, Alaska who just won the Gin Gin 200 Sled Dog Race! Brent feeds Momentum to his crew and he beat out over 40 other teams.
Way to go, Brent and crew!
Team Momentum’s Crystal McClaren and her dog “Bo” set a new world record in Air Retrieve of 26 feet in the inaugural North America AKC Diving Dog championship at the second AKC/Eukanuba National Championship at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/animal-crazy/os-cape-coral-dog-sets-new-dock-diving-world-record-20141215-post.html