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Sam and Jess live with their 30(ish) dogs on an airstrip near the Iditarod trail in Knik, AK.  We are currently preparing for Jess to run the Iditarod in March 2020.

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Tailwind Kennel. Home page of Jessica Klejka's racing dogs.

December 9, 2019

Great start off to the racing season with Jessica and Louise racing in the ACE race hosted by Alpine Creek Lodge. If you haven't visited Alpine creek lodge it is well worth the trip. The lodge situated on the Denali highway  boasts dramatic scenery and spectacular accommodations. Not to mention the Bondy family who owns the lodge is great! Jessica placed 7th and Louise placed 17th. The whole team went up to the highway and ran...

October 17, 2019

After our summer hiatus we are stoked to be back at it. The dogs and I started training the last week of August after all the nearby forest fires and doggie swim days died down. Alaska had such a hot summer with most of the team (humans and dogs)enjoying  swim dates at the Brewer cabin. A few like Willy were more of the float- on-the- paddle-boat type. While everyone agreed lake days at the Coke's were a blast!

We are...

April 8, 2019

 Heading up little McKinley 

March 27, 2019

Well the team and I completed our first Iditarod! I am behind on my postings because following an extremely healthy Iditarod adventure I caught the flu when we arrived home. I will be posting some pictures and blog posts from the trail this week. Below are a few moments taken at the finish by John Wallace.

This year was a very special year to be in Nome with one of our favorite hometown mushers and friend Pete Kaiser winning th...

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