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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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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 acco...

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...

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 moment...

March 3, 2019

 Out of the chute, and they're on their way....  Jess, her Idita-rider Terry, and a tagsled driver that almost looks like Myron Angstman mushed the first 11 miles of the trail through Anchorage today.  Thanks to Laura Wanechek for the photo, and of course all of our su...

March 1, 2019

Thursday night was Jessica's birthday and the pre-race Iditarod banquet where the mushers draw their starting positions. She will be wearing bib number 24!  Big thanks to all our support and sponsors, especially SmartStop Self Storage.

February 19, 2019

It's been a busy last week here at tailwind kennel. The humans packed, repacked, weighed and shipped all of food the team and Jessica will eat out on the trail. On Wednesday Iditarod food drops were due in Anchorage. Jessica sent out over 2,000 pounds of dog food, trai...

February 18, 2019

Today the dogs and mushers enjoyed a snow day. Jess and Joan ran the Iditarod team while Anna ran the Jr. Iditarod team and the girls met up out on the trail for some practice trail breaking and mushing in deep snow