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 […]

Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin: Chistochina

Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin: Chistochina

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

Dog of the Week: Coda

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

Sarah Stokey and the 2016 Copper Basin: The Starting Line

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 […]

Northern Lights 300: Getting Prepped

Northern Lights 300: Getting Prepped

We start the Northern Lights 300 tomorrow. I am looking forward to hitting the race trail, to that magical “take off” moment because leading up to it has been stressful. Unlike Copper Basin where I felt on top of everything, this go around I am scrambling to get ready — I mean I still haven’t […]

Dog of the Week: Check

Dog of the Week: Check

I find that I have little epithets or sayings  for each of the dogs. For Check, it’s “Check marks the spot.” Check is a reserved dog. He is slow to show his excitement but is a steadfast worker. He is a happy dog who lives to eat and run. He is beautifully gaited. He isn’t […]