Raising 2 Kids (and 60 Dogs) in Rural America

Photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Chapman spent time this winter chronicling a family of veteran mushers in Minnesota who have devoted their lives to the sport and their dogs

Jonathan Chapman
Mar 9, 2019

Why You Need a Pack of Dogs

‘White Dream’ profiles Thibaut Branquart leading up to the legendary dog-sledding event, the Femundlopet

Feb 25, 2019

How Blair Braverman Trained for the Iditarod

We all know what the dogs do—they run—but the person driving the sled has to get ready for a brutal challenge, too. The labor required to manage and train a team is like CrossFit on ice.

Blair Braverman
Feb 2, 2019

The Road to the Iditarod

Our favorite musher will be at the start line when the Last Great Race kicks off in Anchorage on March 2, 2019. In the first of a pre-race series of dispatches, she talks about the remote Alaskan lodge where she's training for the big event.

Blair Braverman
Dec 21, 2018

How to Keep Your Cool, No Matter What

There's not much that will make you panic after ten years of dogsledding in the wilderness. And there are lots of ways to feel equally calm in all kinds of outdoor emergencies.

Blair Braverman
Aug 1, 2017

Fear and Loathing on the Iditarod Trail

Professional musher Aliy Zirkle was prepared for the minus-50-degree temperatures and the brutally long distances of the Iditarod. What she didn't expect was a midnight attack by a snowmobile-riding stranger halfway through the 1,000-mile course.

Craig Medred
Mar 2, 2017