I am Alive 1

Hi everyone, sorry it has been so long since I last posted something (like years, what were you thinking).  I’ve been out doing fun stuff and having adventures, which is what I hope you have been doing as well.  Lots has changed since I last wrote, here is a quick […]

Chasing the Dream

Here is the promised memoir.  Let me know what you think. At the young age of six years old, I decided that I would be a dog musher and run the Iditarod.  It was a decision that has changed my life forever.  I have been working on fulfilling that dream, […]

A quiz 1

A. Who was the first woman to win the Iditarod? B. Who won the Iditarod in 2010 ?? C. Who won the  Iditarod in 2009 ? See comments section for answers!

Cheva the Puppy 5

I, Ashley was puppy sitting Cheva. A puppy!!! Once I played fetch with Cheva.    At night, I plugged the doghouse in so the light would keep Cheva warm.  My brother, sisters and I ran with Cheva.   When Cheva had slack on the leash he picked it up and […]

Travis Beals and the 4-H CLub 6

Travis Beals came to my hometown to give a presentation.  First, Travis had us back up our car, so he could tie his Dog line to our car bumper.   Travis asked if I, Ashley would pass around his headlamp.   I tried it on.   It was heavy. I […]

Handling Riding Driving 3

OK, where it all begins is Dan invited me to be a Dog Handler in the 2009 Mayor’s Cup Race.  I, Ashley helped Dan with 3,8, and 11, Mayor`s Cup Racers.  Some of the  Mayor’s Cup Racers headed out with Dan`s retirement teams.  There were two spare Dogs. Each Musher […]

Dog Handling and Surprises 5

I,  Ashley went to the Start of the Iditarod March 7, 2009.  Dan let me be a Dog Handler.  Dan’s wife, Shirley, gave me an armband for my arm.  Dan’s truck was the last one so when his team left in 1st position, they can take his truck away. He […]

Dog Mushing Fun 8

Mitch Seavey is a one time Iditarod winner. His son Danny attended a school in my area.  There were more  children in one place than I,  Ashley had ever seen!  Danny brought some dogs with him. I got to put on some dog booties, dog blankets, etc.  I petted some […]

Dog Sledding Fun 3

I, Ashley went to Dan’s dog kennel.  I learned about necklines, towlines, harnesses, etc. First, we put on the harnesses.  Next, we told the dogs to stay.  Then, we attached the dogs to the necklines and towlines.  Then, Dan helped me into the sled.  Off we went. Meanwhile, my sisters […]

Tracking the Junior Iditarod 6

I’m tracking the Junior Iditarod as the lead switches many times.    You can follow along here.  There are maps that update how the junior mushers are doing. Each racer is carrying a GPS for tracking. Each musher can have ten dogs. The top prize is a scholarship, two tickets to […]