The dogsledding season ends in Minnesota (but continues in Greenland)

3_24_14StudentResponse (Lower) 3_24_14StudentResponse(Upper) Yesterday Amy and I said goodbye to the 70 sled dogs that we spent the winter working with at Wintergreen. We are heading to Chicago to visit schools. We will also be getting ready to head to the Amazon Rainforest in May. It is sad to think that another dogsledding season in 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: 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

Iditarod, the Ultimate Dogsled Race Across Alaska

 3_10_14StudentResponse(Upper) 3_10_14StudentResponse(Lower) People often ask us if we have ever been in a dogsled race. Amy and I have been working with sled dogs for many years, but we have never been in a dogsled race.  The Canadian Inuit Dogs that we work with are too slow for racing. They can pull a lot of 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

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