Mushing Bulletins

Sled Dogs: All Shapes And Sizes

Fall Musher’s Reunion One of our favorite mushing get-togethers in the Fall is a Musher’s Reunion and Training Weekend in western Pa. It is hosted by a retired musher from the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club who has land where he used to train his own dogs and […]

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Fall Mushing: Dryland Training

Fall mushing training generally starts when the temperatures dip down into the low 40’s. On the eastern shore of Maryland that often doesn’t happen until late October. So this year, as in years past, in early October we headed up to Maine to take part in a […]

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Saying Good-Bye to Mosqua

This past week our good friend Gino Roussel lost his faithful dog and friend Mosqua. Mosqua was a very special dog and my husband Kevin has written this post as a final good-bye to Mosqua. Here is Kevin’s guest blog post. ****************************************************** Mosqua (aka Big Guy) I […]

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A Musher’s Day Off

When we are in Canada we sometimes go over the border into Madawaska Maine. Kevin has his own impressions of what the experience is like. Here is his report on our border experience. Crossing The Border And The Canada Plan by Kevin Powers Yesterday, we decided to […]

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A Day At The Races

The Powers Pack at the Brownville Sled Dog Race

The Season’s First Run On Snow Winter is a fun time for The Powers Pack. The dogs and I just love transitioning from dryland training to running on groomed snow covered trails. This year our first run on snow would actually be a snow race run by […]

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Do Dogs Have Feelings?

Kodiak On The DL

Do Dogs Have Feelings? Anthropomorphism is the personification or attribution of human form or emotions to something that is not human. Many dog owners are guilty of anthropomorphism when they explain their dog’s behavior as if the dog were able to display human emotion. Many of us […]

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Mushing Basics and Beyond

In October, my husband Kevin and I attended a mushing training weekend organized by the Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club. “Mushing Basics and Beyond” is a great opportunity for newbies to learn basic mushing skills and for experienced mushers to reinforce skills with their dog team. Kevin […]

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Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore

2009 Iditarod In 2009 my husband Kevin and I and our daughter Audrey traveled to Alaska to see the start of the Iditarod. Audrey and I had volunteered to be handlers and I was in heaven being part of the excitement in Anchorage at the start of […]

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A Lesson from a Horse’s Derriere.

Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair The Northern New England Sled Dog Fair takes place in New Hampshire every October. It’s a great weekend for mushers. Friends reconnect, supplies are abundant, and speakers are brought in to educate sled dog lovers. This year, one of the […]

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How The Powers Pack Came To Be

People often ask me how I got into mushing. Like many mushers it all started with one Siberian. My husband Kevin has gotten into the habit of writing up Mushing Bulletins for our family and friends when mushing season starts and this year he wrote a bulletin […]

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Mushing in Ocean City MD