Been trying some new things lately, including embroidering dog collars! These will be traveling over 1,000 miles at next years #iditarod
No take-off today to the Gates of Arctic NP due to bad weather. We used our time to visit John Baker. He has 14 top ten Iditarod finishes, and became the first Iditarod champion from Northwest Alaska when he won the 2011 Iditarod, and the first Inupiat champion as well. Awesome and inspiring to join team Baker feeding and training the dogs. #dogmushing#sleddog#iditarod#dogs#socool#alaska#inspiring
Been learning a lot on this trip. Introducing the Alaskan Husky. Contrary to what we've seen in movie, are Siberian Husky. These are the guys that actually do most of the sled pulling. Yes they are pure bred. Not saying a Siberian couldn't pull sleds. But some of these races. Especially the #Iditarod which is a 1000 miles long. The Alaskan Husky is the dog of choice. Of course these little guys don't start training till 6th months old.