Raven is the leader on the left in the picture. This was one of our first runs together.
RAVEN: For love of Yukon Sled Dogs
FOLLOW THE AUTHOR’S GROWING ADDICTION TO DOGS AND DOG SLEDDING
Cartersville, Virginia — A fascination with the north, as the last wild place on earth, is growing. Discovery’s television event “Klondike” is one of many indicators of this popularity. Echoes of the past persist in the Yukon in the form of dog sledding operations and dog sled races.
Choosing north rather than south for a winter vacation can still give the hardy adventurer the thrill of joining a dog team. The author chose north. After many years, he is drawn every winter from his home in central Virginia, to the dogs, people and places that he has grown to love. “Raven” takes the reader along, from the author’s first sled crash to venturing into the Yukon wild without a guide.
Dogs First. The rollicking tales of these expeditions, with loving four legged companions, transport the reader into the cold, without the risk of frostbite. A book for those who want to enjoy the adventure of dog sledding without selling the house and buying a yard full of Huskies. The author escapes to the Yukon every February to visit “his” dogs and rub elbows with those whose entire lives are dedicated to the dogs and the sport. A frequent comment is “I felt like I was there”.