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Being an Editor of a Magazine is Political

A question was asked of me the other day, and I wanted to share it. Q: What’s the difference in your mind between your work as a podcaster and writer and as an editor of Mushing Magazine? A: The vast difference is that I must think more about management and structure. Before acquiring the magazine,

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Latest Podcast Episodes

In this episode we talk to Junior Iditarod champ, Emily Robinson.

Latest

Who Was Arthur Walden?

When sled dog racing started to catch on as a winter sport in New England and Canada, the speedy little Siberian dogs with the great endurance had not yet been introduced outside of Alaska. These crossbred dogs still held the inside track. Arthur Walden and Emile St. Godard won many races in New England and

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Lena Boysen Hillestad

Lena Boysen Hillestad Join hosts Robert Forto and KP as they welcome musher, Lena Boysen Hillestad to The Dog Driver Show.  Sponsors Alaska Dog Works 

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Culture

Iditarod Champion Rick Mackey Dies at 71

Iditarod Champion Rick Mackey Passes Away Iditarod champion Rick Mackey died Monday in Fairbanks, Alaska following a 19-month battle with cancer, according to his family. A Facebook post shared by daughter Brenda Mackey expressed grief at the loss but found comfort that the loss came tied to a family tradition — the number 13, the

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Gear

Rolex Explorer 2 the ultimate mushing watch

The Rolex Explorer II is the Ultimate Mushing and Adventure Watch 

The Rolex Explorer II is the Perfect Mushing and Adventure Watch The Rolex Explorer 2 is a timepiece revered by adventurers and explorers worldwide for its exceptional durability, precision, and functionality in the most challenging environments. Designed to withstand the rigors of exploration, this iconic watch has earned a reputation as the ultimate companion for

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Adventure

Sending Out Supplies

Sending Out Supplies How to prepare and organize food drops for a distance race. Most distance races in Alaska require mushers to submit the food and equipment that the team will use sometime before the start of the race. For the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, “food drop” time is several weeks before the race starts,

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Podcasts

Deb Glenn

Leonard Seppala House Project with Deb Glenn Deb Glenn, the Director of Development of the Leonard Seppala House Project, discusses the restoration and relocation of the historic house in Nome, Alaska. The house belonged to Leonard Seppala, a renowned musher who played a significant role in the serum run to Nome. The project aims to

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Watch

Dryland in Alaska

Beautifully shot by adventure photographer Jeremy T. Grant

Listen

Interview w/Bridgett Watkins

Robert Forto interviews Bridget Watkins about running in the Iditarod and more.

Featured

John Rasmussen

Volunteer Spotlight: John Rasmussen is the heart of ASDRA

John Rasmussen is described by his fellow ASDRA board members as “The Rock of Gibraltar.” He is the man behind the scenes at Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association. John quietly takes care of day-to-day operations at the club. Summer may find him walking the trails in the park, fixing bridges and repairing or replacing

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Issue #197

Mushing Magazine