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February 2010

February 25, 2010

Expedition Weather Information

I just wanted to point out that I have posted a link to the expedition weather and a link to a wind chill chart in the sidebar on the left side of the screen.  The weather covers the entire northeastern Brooks Range and provides a very general picture of actual conditions at any given location, […]

February 23, 2010

Clients Joining 2010 Arctic Expedition Soon!

Wooo-eee! It’s been a whirlwind around here lately. Joe’s first group of clients will be joining him for a 22-day expedition on Wednesday, so I spent the weekend shopping, cooking, packaging, freezing, and boxing up 515 lbs. of food (which will likely last most of the season)! It seems like I butchered and packaged 1/4 […]

February 16, 2010

Just Being Kids

Sonia, Daphne, and Baby enjoy the occasional three-way tug-o-war with one of Joe’s socks.  Ah, the things that go on around here when he’s gone.  Of course they still love to wrestle. And don’t think for a second that Junior doesn’t get his digs in!  Here are some mug shots of all the pups.  It’s […]

February 14, 2010

X’s and O’s

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Love, Baby and Daphne XOXO

February 10, 2010

And The Winner Is…

The randomly selected winner of the Petzl Tikka-2 headlamp is MARCI who was lucky number 5 in the comments!  Congratulations Marci!  Please email your mailing address to me at by Monday and I will get this in the mail to you right away!

February 9, 2010

2010 Arctic Expedition Update

The 2010 Arctic Expedition is off to a great start.  It hasn’t been without its struggles, though.  Joe reports a lot of open water and overflow as well as a lot of unexpected warm springs, making river crossings an exciting challenge.  The snow is a lot deeper than in past years when he’s traveled along […]

February 8, 2010

Farmer’s Son

Little Farmer Junior is just as handsome as can be.  He’s a big hit with Daphne, Sonia, and Baby, too.  He likes to play and is quite a cuddly guy.  He and Daphne are best pals. He even likes to snuggle up to Melvin. Melvin’s toughest snarly face and grumpiest growls don’t stop the pups […]

February 6, 2010

2010 Expedition Kick-Off Giveaway!

Happy Saturday!! To celebrate the start of the 2010 Arctic Expedition, our sponsor, Petzl, has generously donated one Tikka-2 headlamp for us to give away to our readers!! This is an excellent product!  Four LEDs crank out enough light to see a distance of 29 meters with a battery life of up to 120 hours!  […]

February 3, 2010

Driving The Haul Road In Winter

Getting up to the arctic in the winter can be a challenge and an adventure, to say the least! Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan.  We were supposed to depart for the arctic on January 24th, but our truck had some issues and driving the Dalton Highway (also known as the Haul Road) […]