For all the guff I got about wanting a particular breed of dog I’m thankful that I did not give in and stuck to my guns. Australian Shepherds are pretty much invincible. Pablo can handle temperatures with a variance of at least 140 degrees without batting a frosty eyelash. What a guy.
Travel Stories the Guide Book Won't Tell You
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The first real run in with the cold took place today along with what was my first proper go ‘round with the sled dogs and a race style sled leaving behind all the implements of training. Thirty miles and three hours behind six Siberian Huskies on the trail and I’m sitting here now two hours […]
Pierre Heritier is a particularly interesting component of life these days. It will be just the two of use living out at the dog farm for the next three weeks while the proprietors are in the lower forty eight. Pierre arrived from Switzerland a fortnight ago with 18 Siberian Huskies in tow and is here […]
Question: What do geologists in Alaska do for fun? Answer: Light methane seeps on fire. See Photograph:
I have officially survived one month here at the kennel and about five weeks in Alaska. Both my spirits and resolve are intact, and my body is making its way into extraordinary shape. I’m quite amazed at how quickly I’ve acclimatized to the subzero climate. I consider five above zero a warm day now and […]
I have a whole different respect these days for the term wild, maybe it means the absence of domestication, maybe it’s a communion with the Earth that takes place under the lack of opposable thumbs, a void of human safety in utter completeness. It’s a bit challenging to pin down exactly. What was it that […]