Heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Did you know that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act? President Lyndon B. Johnson (the 36th President of the United States) signed this act into law on September 3, 1964. The Wilderness Act created federal wilderness areas like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We will tell you more about the Read More

Presentation at Vermilion Community College

Dave and Amy will be giving a presentation at Vermilion Community College, sponsored by the VCC Foundation’s Barbara and Bill Rom Lecture Series Fund. When: 5 pm on March 22 Where: Lecture Hall CL 104 at Vermilion Community College Across the Continent by Kayak, Canoe and Dogsled National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Dave and Read More

Spring is Coming!

3_17_14StudentResponse(Upper) 3_17_14StudentResponse(Lower)   Spring is in the air. While dogsledding last week, we witnessed a big change in the weather. The days are longer and the temperature has risen. The high temperature one day was 50 degrees Fahrenheit! The snow turned to mush. It kind of felt like skiing on top of mashed potatoes. This Read More

Dog of the Week: Millie

    Type of dog: Canadian Inuit Age: 4, born in March of 2010 Birthplace: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge; Ely, MN Parents: Ramona and Steve Favorite position: Wheel   Hi! Guess what?! I just had a birthday. I turned four years old! Happy birthday to me! I like to pull dogsleds. I like to run fast. Read More

Dog of the Week: Bullet

  Type of dog: Canadian Inuit dog Age: 9 Birthplace: Churchill, Manitoba Favorite position: Lead   Hey there young ones. I’m Bullet. I was born north of here—in Canada. I was adopted by John Stetson and spent several years in his kennel. Then I moved to Wintergreen. I like to run in lead. I’m an Read More

Join us at Canoecopia!

Dave and I will be at Canoecopia in Madison, WI this weekend. Will you be there too? We are giving a presentation on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. When we’re not presenting, you can find us at the Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness and/or the MTI Adventurewear booths. We hope to see you there! Across the Read More

Dog of the Week: Belle

Type of dog: Canadian Inuit Age: 10, born in March of 2004 Birthplace: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge; Ely, MN Parents: Thule and Blue Favorite position: Swing   Hello. My name is Belle. I’m not so sure about this dogsledding thing. I’m a good dog and I really like people. I’ll run if you put my harness Read More

Exercise for Sled Dogs and You

3_3_14StudentResponse(Upper) 3_3_14StudentResponse(Lower) Sled dogs are very fit athletes. Training is important for them. Sled dogs who race need to train even more than the dogs we work with. The Canadian Inuit dogs at Wintergreen need to be in good enough shape to pull a heavy sled all day at a slower pace. Racing dogs need Read More

Dog of the Week: Jupiter

Type of dog: Canadian Inuit Age: 4, born in March of 2009 Birthplace: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge; Ely, MN Parents: Covy and Jens Favorite position: Lead   I’m wearing my harness! I’m ready to go! Hi! I’m Jupiter. Excuse me while I wriggle around. I like to make it hard for people to hook me up Read More