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Mushing is a way of life for us. We race and train sled dogs on a full-time basis and have done so for over ten years. We run a full time dog sled touring business (like many Alaskan, Iditarod mushers) and work very hard to promote mushing both in and outside of Alaska. In no way do we "exploit" the Iditarod, mushing, or the "Alaskan" way of life. Alaskan mushers race outside of Alaska with no plans to move to the lower 48 yet they are welcomed down here. There are fabulous races in Michigan, as well as in many other states, not to mention internationally. There are Iditarod fans, financial supporters, sponsors, teachers who follow the race, idita-riders, and countless others who financially support and volunteer for the Iditarod living outside of Alaska. The Iditarod needs those people involved as the race would not continue at the level that it does without them.
1 year, 4 months ago on Iditarod Sled Dogs – From Michigan to Alaska