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Friday, April 12, 2013

It's always a challenge!

Getting to the Koyukuk River Championship Race in Allakaket was not an easy task. It took two days, a dog truck, two humans, fourteen dogs, a dog sled and a snow machine to reach the starting line. Getting there was truly an Alaskan Adventure in itself.

Here is a quick video documenting only some of the adventure.


13 comments:

Dawn E said...

Looks like fun!
Aliy needs the win next years Iditarod to replace that truck. Can see the cracks in the windshield!

wendie said...

How often do you need to replace the windshields?

Love the video. It's a part of Alaska we don't get to see often.

Anonymous said...

Very nice video. I liked the story you told with the videos. I didn't know you had to go by dog team to get to the village. That means they can only get out via dog team or snow machine. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle K. said...

Funny to actually get to SEE the dogs pick up the pace when they see the village....all their little ears a' flappin'. Normally we only get to read about that :o) Gotta love them doggies :o)

Margaret said...

Thanks so much for this magnificent video!!! Gives a real flavor of Alaska, and the music and title comments are perfect!!!

And the dogs look so happy to be in harness and racing again!!!

Everything a fan would like to see here in April as it is warming up back east...thanks again (for going the "extra mile")!

Anonymous said...

Cracked windshields were commonplace when I lived in Alaska a dozen years ago. People don't worry about it much up there. Lots and lots of roads are not paved. And the winter plays havoc on the ones that are paved, which means much road construction in the summer months. I've driven that road many times. Sure do miss it.

Anonymous said...

thanks for amazing efforts to return to you roots Aliy! You 2 certainly make us proud to be part of your Kennel fan family.I hope there is a part 2 about Aliy in the village!
Mac Daddy sure did it all this year! =)Padee in Santa Rosa CA

Tom and Hoss(ret.) said...

Brings back good memories. I first met Aliy in Bettles mushing for Sourdough Outfitters (Dog Squaw and Slacker!). Great weather for an "afternoon outing." Good fortune and have fun!

Linda Toth said...

When traveling Outside, like I just did to PA, people are always interested in our lives, but the one thing that they don't really get is that some villages are only reachable by snow machine, plane, boat or dog team.

I barely get it, since I live in the second largest Alaskan city. I have wanted to have some insight into just this experience.

Perfect!

Dennis Nielsen-Wisconsin said...

The only thing I can say is:UNBELIEVABLE!!! The dogs sure loved it when they got to mushing, they aren't the only one, so did I!!

Lourdes, VT said...

An adventure indeed! You guys and your dogs live life to the fullest!
Mac looks so cute and powerful in wheel :)
Love the music and the scenery. What happened to the snow machine? Who was mushing and who was driving the snow machine?
You all are great. Thank you for 'taking us with you' on your adventures!!!

Nessmuk said...

Wow.....what a trip.....Epic Adventure for sure!! You got what it takes...and then some!

Anonymous said...

What a great video. SPK dogs alway seem so happy & excited to be mushing. Their time in the race was fantastic. Those trucks are so scary, not a lot of room to pull over. Aliy the picture of you & your "native mother " is so wonderful. What a beautiful adventure & great scenery.