From the Musher

Feeding a Kennel of Sled Dogs

I often get asked what it takes to feed my sled dog team? How much food do I buy, how do I do it, what kind of food, and the list goes on. And I only have 4 dogs!! Imagine a musher with some 30 dogs in […]

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The Powers Pack on the Speaking Circuit.

The month of April held some new experiences for The Powers Pack. Mushing season was over for us on the Eastern Shore of Md. but we had great fun meeting new friends and talking about our experiences this year. At the beginning of April I was honored […]

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What the Red Lantern Award Means To Me

On March 2, 2013 I took part in the 30 mile Can Am Sled Dog Race. My husband Kevin wrote up a recap of the day from a spectator’s point of view. You can read that report here: 2013 Can Am 30 Recap by Kevin Powers. In […]

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Down Time During Sled Dog Training

When mushers take a day off from training especially if you are staying at Baisley Lodges and the Baisley Sled Dog Training Center the down time always revolves around enjoying the outdoors and talking about dogs. Here is how we spent our Sunday recently while taking a […]

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Verizon, My Verizon, Wherefore Art Thou?

If you’ve ever been frustrated over your wireless cellphone coverage you’ll sympathize with our experience with our cell phones when we crossed over the border into Canada. Before leaving home, we upgraded to Verizon’s Canada Plan and thought we had done everything needed to have the best […]

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My Moment of Zen on a Dogsled

Whenever I attend a yoga class, whether it be in a studio, at a gym or on a Stand Up Paddle board in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, the word most often used by every yoga instructor I’ve met is “BREATHE”. “BREATHE” “Don’t forget to BREATHE”. […]

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The Saga Continues

There are days when things run smoothly and all is right with the world. And there are days when there seem to be more potholes in our path than normal. Our weekend in St. Pamphile Québec for the Odyssée Appalachienne sled dog races turned up several potholes […]

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Observations at the Lac Frontière Checkpoint

The Odyssée Appalachienne is a mushing event in Québec Province with several categories of sled dog races taking place over a two day period in February. The highlight of the weekend is a 100 mile sled dog race in which mushers run 12-dog teams. At the halfway […]

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How to Celebrate and Survive a Canadian Winter

When I taught French there was a Canadian cultural reading segment in one of the advanced readers that was entitled: “Mon Pays C’est L’Hiver.” “Winter is my Country.” I always liked that selection because I thought it was a true description of what it means to be […]

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Maryland Sled Dogs Mush On in Canada

Me a Musher? I call myself a Musher. Most people think that’s strange. To look at me you would see a 65 year old grandmother, a retired teacher, living on the eastern shore of Md where the climate is described as a “warm humid temperate climate with […]

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