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State of Mushing: February 2024

Summary  In this conversation, Michele Forto provides updates on the progress of Mushing Magazine and shares exciting news about the acquisition of Team and Trail, a historical newsletter. She announces the release date for the first print magazine and discusses the learning process involved in printing. Michele also addresses the subscriber list and plans to

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Tips for Watching the Start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Tips for Watching the Start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race The Race Begins – Tips for Watching DO NOT bring your dog(s)! There are two starts for Iditarod; Downtown Anchorage for the Ceremonial Race Start on March 2nd @ 10 am and, Race Re-Start Sunday, March 3rd @ 2 pm on Willow Lake. Parking

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Junior Iditarod Interviews

Junior Iditarod Interviews Join host Michele Forto as she interviews participants in the 2024 Junior Iditarod in Knik, Alaska, right before the start of the race. The Junior Iditarod is held each February and is open to junior mushers 14 to 17. The race is approximately 150 miles and unassisted into the Alaskan wilderness. The

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Brenda Mackey

Brenda Mackey Originally aired: November 2017 Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes dog musher, Brenda Mackey to Mushing Radio.  Mackey comes from a family of dog mushers and is one of the top breeders in the sport today. Listen as we discuss growing up mushing, racing in the big races and much more.  Find

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Who is musher Rob Cooke?

According to a press release from Iditarod, veteran musher, Rob Cooke has withdrawn from the 2024 Iditarod: “Wasilla, Alaska – Veteran Iditarod musher, Rob Cooke, announced today that he has made the decision to withdraw from the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. The Iditarod Trail Committee will miss watching Rob on the trail this

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Brown Cap

2024 Run Silent Cap Only One in This Colorway Dual color, handmade patch (brown, orange, tan) cap. It is one of a kind, with no repeat patch colors. All patches are hand-stitched. “Mushing Magazine Run Silent. Run Dogs” Sunset color One size fits all sizes and is changeable with a snap-back clasp. * US Customers

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Culture

Gareth Wright posing with his lead dog after winning the 1950 ONAC.

Tribute to Gareth T. Wright

Mushing legend, Gareth Thomas Wright, passed on October 14, 2019 in Fairbanks, Alaska.. Gareth was born in Nenana, Alaska on October 16, 1928 to the late Arthur and Myrtle (Rose) Wright.  He spent his early childhood in Minto, where his father served as the Episcopal minister. When Gareth was six years old, the family returned

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Gear

WorkOutDoors Review

There are not too many apps that work well for dog mushing. Of course there is Mush-o-meter, Map My Ride and other apps on your iPhone that are clunky and cumbersome at times but with the release of the Apple Watch Ultra in mid-2023, there in one app that stands up against the rest. It

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Adventure

learn dog mushing in college

Learn Dog Mushing in College

Learn Dog Mushing in College Did you know that students at two of Alaska’s universities can learn how to dog mush?  Our own managing partner of Mushing, Robert Forto teaches the course each winter.  The course(s) aptly called Dog Mushing, is really an introduction to the lifestyle, several dog powered sports, history, and a lot

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Podcasts

Junior Iditarod Interviews

Junior Iditarod Interviews Join host Michele Forto as she interviews participants in the 2024 Junior Iditarod in Knik, Alaska, right before the start of the race. The Junior Iditarod is held each February and is open to junior mushers 14 to 17. The race is approximately 150 miles and unassisted into the Alaskan wilderness. The

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Watch

Bikejoring in Alaska

Michele Forto gives tips and tricks for starting to bikejor with your dogs

Listen

Interview w/Bridgett Watkins

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

Featured

Kennel Spotlight: Matt Hall and the Smokin’ Aces

A three-mile long sideroad snakes through the birch and spruce forest off the Chena Hot Springs Road, about an hour out of Fairbanks, Alaska. Three miles – that’s easy-peasy on a nice fall day, but I imagined the herculean effort it takes to keep the road open in the wintertime. And with that thought, dear

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Issue #196

Mushing Magazine