Category Archives: The Off Season

Read about what’s going on when we are not training and racing

Take Your Puppy To Work Week

This week I asked myself, “Self, are you certifiably crazy?” I didn’t ponder for even a second. I immediately answered myself OUT LOUD with a firm and resounding, “Yes, I am absolutely nuts!” Since there is nothing I can do … Continue reading

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The Doggie Ranch

Late last night I was watching that show called “Sober House” where a bunch of celebrities try to kick their addiction to drugs. On this particular episode was the infamous Heidi Fleiss known for being Hollywood’s most successful madam in … Continue reading

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The Trail’s End Nursing Home

Mushing has a way of making you feel old.  As a matter of fact, right now I’m feeling pretty old as I sit here with achy fingers, a sore back and throbbing knees.  It makes me wonder, no it makes … Continue reading

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SNOW

Snowblowing and plowing and grooming…..OH YEAH! Plowing and grooming and snowblowing…..OH YEAH! Grooming and snowblowing and plowing…. OH YEAH! Snowblowing and grooming and dog mushing…………………….OH NOOOOOOOO!!   NO TIME!!!!!! Hate to be a Grinch, BUT……….”We are no longer dreaming of a … Continue reading

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HOT LOOKING DOG BOX

If you’re looking for a dog box and are having a hard time finding anyone that makes them……look no further!   We bought a 6 hole dog box for our 2nd truck from Gavin Baker this summer and he did an … Continue reading

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Free Run Kennel In Operation

After returning from Alaska we had a list a mile long of improvements that we wanted to make to the kennel.  The first one on the list was to build an enclosed free run kennel for the dogs.  Presently, we can … Continue reading

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The Final Stretch – Magali Phillip & Rick & Kelly Swenson

The one thing Stage Stop has brought to our lives is friendships.  After 3 years at the stage stop many of the regulars start to feel like friends from years back and after you endure a stage stop like the … Continue reading

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Checkpoint #5 Egil Ellis & Helen Lundberg – Dog Shopping Excursion

Before we headed to Egil and Helen’s we made a trip to Anchorage.  As soon as we hit downtown and saw all the shops me and Anna screamed to be let out.  We were not leaving Alaska without a souvenir … Continue reading

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Checkpoint #4 Mark Nordman & Denny Albert – Dog Shopping Excursion

No trip to Alaska would be complete for any of us without a stop to Denny and Mark’s.  Mark has known JR since he was young and the rest of us all got to know each other during Stage Stop … Continue reading

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Checkpoint #3 The Redingtons – Dog Shopping Excursion

After a great night’s rest we pulled ourselves away from Arleigh’s and set out towards Manley Hot Springs; the home of Joee and Pam Redington.  First we had to stop and purchase a mini-air compressor and some tire patch kits … Continue reading

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