Basic Training: 1981-1982
Spent one full year with veteran dog mushers
Natalie and Earl Norris in Willow, Alaska, learning the basics of proper
dog care and dog driving.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race:
Successfully completed the 1200-mile Iditarod
Dog Sled Race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.
And More Training: 1983-1984
100- to 400-mile solo dog sled
training trips in Southcentral Alaska.
Kotzebue to Kaktovik Expedition: 1984-1985
Traveled 600 miles with a partner by dog sled
from Kotzebue to Barrow, Alaska. Traveled 600 miles solo from Barrow
to Kaktovik and back to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
North Slope of Alaska Expedition:
Traveled approximately 1000 miles solo by dog
sled across part of the north Slope of Alaska and into Canada.