Dog-Sledding in Southern Maine’s Winter Wonderland

Traversing a frozen lake with a team of dogs is an escapist dream in the winter wonderland of Southern Maine. Just remember the brake — and no Instagram selfies.

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Lessons on Resilience From Dogs and Dog Sledders

The adventurer Blair Braverman has led a team of sled dogs over a 900-mile race in Alaska, seen her skin dissolve in the desert and overcome Covid-19. What makes it all less terrifying? Accepting the unknown.

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2020’s Memorable Moments in Sports

Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.

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What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown

Working with them in the wilderness means negotiating countless shifting variables. Sounds a lot like the world we’re living in.

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You, Me and 53 Dogs

Liz Raines met Matthew Failor, a champion dog sledder, just before the start of the 2018 Iditarod race in Alaska, where she was on assignment as a TV reporter.

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Dog Breeding in the Neolithic Age

Fossils and modern DNA show the ancient roots of Arctic sled dogs.

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Two Months Later, the Iditarod Champion May Finally Get a Ride Home

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas Waerner of Norway and his dogs have been stranded in Alaska after finishing the race on March 18.

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