Friday, February 12, 2010

Alaska Musher Coming to SoHum!

Lorraine Temple is coming to Southern Humboldt to conduct inspirational presentations! (Early Mar - stay tuned) I was excited to learn of her scheduled appearances that promise to inform our local youth about all things mushing, and more! She has been called "Barbie with an edge," I can't wait to meet her and to hear her story. You should check out her website and interesting life story at Alaska Husky Spirit. Her slide show is a MUST SEE!! Really, 5 minutes of Musher/Alaska Bliss.

Team Humdog is in serious training mode. Although we are generally happy in our groove and know that dryland mushing is best for this team, we are looking forward to our first (and probably only) race of the year. We will be attending WinterFest in Chester CA. Race info HERE. I will be running two dogs in the three dog class - and no other races - so i am not doing any serious dog racing here. But still, we are looking forward to playing in the snow, and meeting up with all the authentic mushers whose acquaintance we've been fortunate enough to make. I have observed that serious mushing is an adventurous, extreme, waking up early, nature loving, poop scooping, body working sport; and the people who love it are strong and beautiful folk. One can't know too many people like that! My report and great pics from last year's Chester Race experience HERE.

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