Dog Mushing 2011

Episode 38: Yukoner Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas grew up in Beaver Creek, Yukon, population 300. The coldest temperatures ever recorded in North America occurred not far from her family’s cabin. During her early years, Sue attended classes in a two-room schoolhouse. When not in class, … Continue reading

Episode 37: Sky High Wilderness Ranch

My Yukon Life podcast radio host Jennifer Hawks visits Sky High Wilderness Ranch on the shores of Fish Lake. It’s only about 30 minutes from Whitehorse, but it’s a world away from civilization. They offer dog sled and horseback adventures … Continue reading

Episode 36: Yukon Musician & Dog Musher Kate Weekes

“I mush dogs and play music.” This is Kate Weekes’ response to the oft-asked question “What are you doing in the Yukon?” In the years since hitch-hiking across the country from her home in Eastern Ontario to Canada’s North, Kate has … Continue reading

Episode 16: Dog Mushers Ed Hopkins, Michelle Phillips and Maren Bradley

These dog mushers, two of whom are veterans of the Iditarod & Yukon Quest, take My Yukon Life listeners inside their world during the off-season of professional dog mushing. Dog mushing is not always glamorous, and we’ll discover the extent … Continue reading

Episode 6: with Dog Musher and Iditarod Racer Michelle Phillips

(Originally aired live) Michelle Phillips first competed in the Iditarod in 2010, placing 27th in a field of 71 mushers. In 2011, on the heels of competing in her sixth Yukon Quest sled dog race, she ran the Iditarod again. … Continue reading

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