Friday, January 04, 2008

Just another post about me and my dogs

I took the dogs (shocking!) to the White Mountains for a couple days and it was fan-diddly-astic. The weather was a balmy five below Fahrenheit, about minus 20 Celsius, the sky cleared up at night and the aurora came out. I mushed 35 miles, camped at one of the BLM cabins and then did another 15 miles this morning. The dogs were amazing and got some great camping experience. We didn't see any wildlife but caught an amazing sunrise this morning on our way out. I just kept thinking 'This is why I mush dogs.' All the fiery-warm colours and the rich light on the snowy trees with the Alaska Range dotting the horizon made me feel all warm and fuzzy. I stopped on a ridge to soak it in and snap some photos before the dogs popped the hook and I had to dive for the sled. Serenity and chaos all at once. That's dog mushing.
Peace.Sister cooling off her face in the snow.

Best leaders ever.

Me! I love me.

So much beauty it'll make you cry.


Anonymous said...

hi, i like your blog. i noticed u said you moved to alaska to pursue dog mushing. just out of curiosity - can a person make a living doing that. i need something crazy to pursue. nothing wrong with crazy!

Karen Travels said...

Love the pics!! Dog mushing is something I have never put a lot of thought into, even as I am making plans to move to AK. I guess I am going more for the wildnerness and remoteness...but your blog piques my interest in mushing a bit. Hmmmm.

JaniceFBX said...

Hi Jillian,
Who is the white dog in the photo with Sister? Looks just like my dog Jerry, kinda startling -- check out the photos on my blog. Where is he from?

AKbushbaby said...

Wow! They do look alike. That's Sally. A four-year-old female out of Bob McAlpine.

JaniceFBX said...

HA HA! Now it's getting weirder - Bob is my neighbor, he lives 3 houses away.

AKbushbaby said...

Tell him Sally says hi! He gave her to Tamara Rose, who gave her to me. She's a little shy but cute as hell and she pulls, so there you go.

Paige Jennifer said...

Landed her via Theresa (My Fairbanks Life). Anyway, your photography is just awesome.

Anonymous said...

Jill, I like your new layout and the photo display is inspirational.

Chilly Beach

Anonymous said...

You are a mushing super grrl! Great photos, they did make me cry!