Dog of the Week: Lena

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Lena is a superb young athlete and has been the youngest dog in our kennel to finish both the Copper Basin 300 and the Northern Lights 300. Lena has been a dog that seamlessly fits into the team and always just does her job.  Although shy at first, after warming up Lena is a real […]


Steaming Ahead

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It’s been warm out lately. These late January runs feel like the beginning of April and I often leave the yard without my parka. We stop often, to eat snow and roll around it. I enjoy the silly eccentricities of my dogs during our pauses, each with their own quirk, and they relish the attention […]


Slowly Preparing for the 2016 Iditarod

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I’ve been starting to work on drop bags. The easy parts. Packaging granola bars and Capri suns. I eat like an NFL defensive lineman when I’m out on the trail so outfitting me with food is no small task. Fortunately, both Travis and myself are well supported by our town of Seward. Dan and Madeleine […]


Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin 300: Sourdough

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This is a multi part series on my copper basin 300 race. Please check out the other posts: Dog team overview Part 1: The Starting Line Part 2: Chistochina Part 3: Meier’s Lake As we left Meier’s lake for Sourdough, I realized I wouldn’t be indoors for another 120+ miles. I knew I needed to […]


Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin 300: Meier’s Lake

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This is the 3rd installment in a multi part blog series on the 2016 Copper Basin 300. Sarah’s 2016 Copper basin 300 team overview part 1: The Starting Line Part 2: Chistochina  I pulled hook in Chistochina and found myself dragging the straw my dogs had slept in down the trail. Whoops. That was going […]


Dog Of The Week: Bensen

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Bensen for a long time was the punk in the dog yard. He thought he was tough stuff — and why wouldn’t he? With parents like bossy know-it-all Tamere and rough-and-tough lead dog Boston, we expected him and his brother, Coda, to have a bit of attitude. A bit of attitude however turned out to […]


Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin: Chistochina

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This is part 2 in a multi-part blog post on my 2016 Copper Basin 300 experience. Although you don’t need to start with my dog team overview to enjoy this series, it does help by adding another layer of depth. Sarah’s Dog Team Overview  Part 1: The Starting Line The volunteers released me, I pulled […]


Dog of the Week: Coda

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Coda. What a long way this little boy has come over his short life! Coda recently finished his first (2) 300 mile races, The Copper Basin and The Northern Lights, with impressive performances and many miles run in lead. This little man is a hard working dog who is fun, happy-go lucky, and loves to […]


Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin: The Starting Line

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If you haven’t already read the overview of my dog team’s performance during the 2016 Cooper Basin 300 you may want to start with that. Although it is not necessary to enjoy this post, it will add another layer of depth and understanding for the reader. The 2016 Copper Basin: Part One – The Starting […]


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