Just Mush

Just Mush

This morning, things finally got real. As we sat throug meetings and trail reports, the Knots I hadn’t felt all season slowly started twisting in my stomach. I have been so sure and confident with too much to get done to have time to worry. But here we are, in the final stretch and suddenly […]

Iditarod Bloodwork & ECGS

Iditarod Bloodwork & ECGS

We recently took our dogs for their pre-race health checks  which includes Bloodwork and an ECG for each canine athlete.   The ECGS are used to help eliminate any dogs who may be predisposed to having cardiac trouble from participating in the Iditarod.      Blood is also taken and a variety of things are measured to […]

Happy Valentine’s Day From Turning Heads Kennel

Happy Valentine’s Day From Turning Heads Kennel

Happy Valentine’s Day! While most Americans are gorging themselves on chocolate, we are continuing to pack our drop bags. They are due in 4 days! While we expect to have a great day full of fun adventures and (hopefully) a run with the dogs. Please feel free to share our Turning Heads Kennel valentines with […]

Dog of the Week: Lena

Dog of the Week: Lena

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

Steaming Ahead

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

Slowly Preparing for the 2016 Iditarod

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

Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin 300: Sourdough

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

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

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

Dog Of The Week: Bensen

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 […]