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Posts Tagged: dogsled

“Give Me Your Little Paw”

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In a luminous essay for the Morning News, Julia Phillips describes tagging along with the mushers of the Beringia, a Russian dogsled race that’s like the Iditarod but even more intense. It’s a definite must-read in which Phillips deftly chronicles the simultaneous beauty and horror of half-wild dogs, a rainbow of Russian curses, the “mat […]

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Mush!

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It’s that time of year again, the time we’ve all been waiting for: Iditarod season. What? You don’t follow the annual dogsled race through a thousand miles of brutal Alaskan wilderness commemorating the 1925 transportation of life-saving diphtheria serum from Anchorage to Nome?? Your browser’s spell check doesn’t even recognize “Iditarod” as a word???

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