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March 2010

March 30, 2010

Ice Fishing in the Arctic

A new group of people began their expedition with Joe on Sunday.  This is Louise Dumayne’s second trip with us.  She has traveled from the UK to enjoy a 12-day expedition.  Germán Obando is joining us for the first time from Colombia.  He spent the winter in Minnesota, so he’s no stranger to the cold. […]

March 29, 2010


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March 29, 2010

2010 Arctic Expedition Snow Conditions

In previous updates on the expedition, I mentioned how the snow was waist deep.  Since Joe was able to send back a memory card from his camera, I now have the pictures to prove it! Without wearing his Iverson snowshoes, you can see that the snow conditions would be an absolute struggle to move in.  […]

March 28, 2010

Pete and Lupine

Today’s been a fun one, watching the new pups who were born on the expedition run and jump and wrestle with each other.  They couldn’t possibly be any cuter. We settled on names.  We will call the girl, Lupine (like the flower).  The boy is Pete, in honor of his uncle Pete who passed away […]

March 26, 2010

Expedition Surprise!

Angus and Bill have successfully wrapped up their expedition and I met up with them at the airport to get some things Joe sent for me, like a memory card full of photos, a jump drive, and these two fluffies! That’s right. These two pups were born on the expedition. What happened is that we […]

March 15, 2010

Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!

The trial courts request your presence at the case of Musher v. Squirrel. The defendant, Squirrel, is being charged with: Two counts of theft in the 4th degree Two counts of eluding an officer One count of injury to personal property Two counts of breaking and entering Over the course of the past several weeks, […]

March 14, 2010

2010 Arctic Expedition Update #3

Happy Sunday! It’s a cold morning in the arctic.  It’s –50 Fahrenheit to be exact!  Traveling conditions continue to be a challenge.  Each day the team breaks trail in 2 to 3 feet of snow, pulling about 1800 lbs. of gear and supplies.  True to Alaskan Arctic Expeditions’ history, the expedition team is breaking new […]

March 13, 2010

Playing With Food

The puppies are growing so fast and their personalities are getting stronger every day! When I give them each a treat, they disperse through the room, guarding their prize.  Except for Baby.  When I hand her a treat she just drops it on the floor and chases Junior around the room and tries to steal […]

March 6, 2010

Guess Who?

Remember this guy? It’s Oskar!  He came in the house today and ran amuck, jumping on and off the couch at the speed of light.  Look at him go! He finally slowed down a bit, long enough to get some better photos. He found a nice comfy pillow, so it’s time for a nap.  Night-night, […]

March 6, 2010

2010 Arctic Expedition Update #2

Angus and Bill have been in the arctic with Joe and the team for a few days now.  They have been acclimating to the extreme cold, collecting firewood to heat their tents, and traveling on skis and snowshoes in the thigh-deep snow.  After comparing the temperatures reported by NOAA for the northeastern Brooks Range with […]

March 3, 2010

Malamute of the Month – Hooch

Say “hello” to Hooch! We adopted Hooch a few years ago after his original owner passed away unexpectedly.  It is obvious that the was loved and well cared for.  He’s a gentle giant with a howl that sounds exactly like Chewbacca from Star Wars.  :)  Hooch likes to be in the house.  He loves treats, […]

March 1, 2010

From the UK to AK

On Sunday I had the chance to meet up with Joe’s first expedition clients for the season.  Angus Mill and Bill Ford traveled all the way from the UK to join Joe and the team for a 22-day expedition in the Brooks Range and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  This is Angus’ third consecutive expedition with […]