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.
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.
Sports were not a simple salve for the events of 2020, but they still provided some moments of joy, levity and shared humanity.
Working with them in the wilderness means negotiating countless shifting variables. Sounds a lot like the world we’re living in.
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.
Fossils and modern DNA show the ancient roots of Arctic sled dogs.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas Waerner of Norway and his dogs have been stranded in Alaska after finishing the race on March 18.