lynx lake loop

More paddling.  Went out and did the Lynx Lake loop in the Nancy Lake SRA this weekend. Bluebird skies & light breeze. I did this loop at girl scout camp 15 years ago. What took us 3 days then took me 4 hours yesterday. Crazy.

My T-shirts should be coming back from the screenprinter this week. I'm excited and hoping they will help generate some support for the team. I'm also working on my Dog page. I'll have several new additions to my training pool this fall, and they are all available for sponsorship. I'll get some pictures and links up shortly; in the meantime, if you are interested in sponsoring a dog for the upcoming racing season, please contact me directly at lisbet@underdogfeeds.com. Your help is very much appreciated!

Coming soon... my name reveal for the Linnea pups!

portage signs.
a girl & her boat.
iphone doubles as a periscope... there's the water bottle !
my trusty map.
a beautiful day.
a portage on boardwalk.
grassy  bog.
the last portage. 


Nancy Lake SRA

I spent this afternoon doing what I've been wanting to do all week--explore the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area. I kayaked out to Ardaw Lake and floated around reading and eating chocolate before paddling back to the truck.

Shifting weather systems.
Young bull moose browsing in the bog. 
Loons and a quick rain shower. 
Mama, papa and baby loon. 
Perfect for a one person portage.
Portage trail.
Lily flower. 
A red dragonfly. 
Warm, shallow lakes.
Sparkles on the water. 


home again.

Happy to be home again!  I had a fantastic time in Scandinavia. The wedding in Northern Norway was absolutely beautiful and the puppy girls I picked up in Finland from Jenni Hasa are super sweet and made for great hiking companions on our trip back down to southern Norway.  I have lots of pictures from the trip I am looking forward to going through and sharing.  A big thank you to all my friends and family who hosted, fed and cared for us along the way, and an especially big thank you to Rikke Bergendahl for taking care of Rusja and Wiluna for a few days so Allison and I could see the "big city" (Oslo), and for taking us to the airport. You made life 100x easier!

3 weeks old; the Solstice puppies are motoring around and feeling feisty now!
Fat little boy.
New "town shoes" aka shoes not covered in dust, grass &  ??? . 
Phenomenal Bonnie Prince Billy & Dawn McCarthy show in downtown Palmer, AK. 
Summer in AK = Amazing sunsets
Robber before brushing... Many of the dogs are just now shedding out their fine thick winter coats. 
Pile of fur I plucked off of Robber this morning. Did not bother to take an "after" as he looked pretty much the same....
Ruby, all shed out, is looking sleek & leggy! She has a beautiful grey summer coat now. 
Ruby, Phyllite, and Victor
Major loves to talk. Uncle to Rusja & Wiluna, the girls I brought back from Finland. 
Happy to get home and see my Solstice babies!