Mushers get ready for the Nunavut Quest to start in Arctic Bay. - Nunavut, Canada
Eight sled dog teams are on their way in the week-long Nunavut Quest, leaving from Arctic Bay on Thursday.
The racers are two days behind schedule because organizers held the start of the race to wait for teams to make their way across the land on snowmobile to the start.
Peter Siakuluk, the mayor of Hall Beach, was that late entrant, who had to travel the farthest to compete.
The Nunavut Quest started in 1999 and rotates its starting location through Baffin region communities. Last year it was cancelled because it was short of funding, but the year before...View Full Article
A dog sled team on the trail - Lake Life, New Hampshire, USA
I've been infatuated with dog sledding ever since being introduced to the Lakes Region Dog Sled Club. The LRDSC host the annual Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby each winter.
So when Lake Life New Hampshire visited Colorado I was as excited as the kids to make our first foray into dog sledding. We not only met the dogs and rode in the basket but also got to drive a team of eight beautiful animals through the woods. First we met each dog and received a brief tutorial to understand their personality and why they were in their location...View Full Article