Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Here is Dave Dalton, the musher I worked for, at another checkpoint on the Yukon Quest. There were reporters at every checkpoint during the 1,000 mile race and since Dave was in the top four, he was often in demand to be interviewed. The Quest is a huge deal in Alaska. The reporters had to check with me first to ask permission to talk to Dave. They knew that he needed his food and rest at the few and far between checkpoints. He was very accomodating, though, and they got good stories from the trail from him. Dave is a real character who drove cab in Fairbanks for years and has run the Yukon Quest for many, many years. I admire his adventerous spirit and his east coast attitude and had a great time working for him and his dogs!

5 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

Hi Laura. Thanks for the message directing me (us?) here. It's great looking at all your photos; it looks like you have a very enjoyable job! I'm sure I'll learn a lot reading here.

Blessings.

12:37 AM

 
Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Hi, stopping by from Donna's blog too. Welcome to the world of blogging! I just started up a few months ago too.

One of my best friends is in love with the Iditarod, mushing, dogs, etc. I will definitely send her your way!

9:02 AM

 
Blogger laura g. said...

I'm so happy you both came! I think the only people who have looked at it so far are my family! Shelly, I will check out your blog, too! If you have time, check out the archives-september's pretty full!

9:45 AM

 
Blogger FinnyKnits said...

Per Shelley's post - Here I am, the Iditarod/mushing fan. It's been a big interest of mine since I was a kid.

I love your photos from the Quest. I've read pretty much every book on the Quest, Iditarod, etc and love the inside looks at the trail. I'll be checking in often to get the updates and see photos of all the dogs.

Oh, and I'll be trolling your archives and grinning like a madwoman.

Cheers!

3:45 PM

 
Blogger laura g. said...

Thanks, I will check out your blog, too! I have tons of Quest pics, since I was responsible for following Dave for the entire 1,000 miles, I had plenty of time to shoot pics! I will add more the next few weeks! Thanks for coming!!

4:17 PM

 

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