Photo: Katie Orlinsky
Dog musher Kristin Knight Pace runs Hey Moose! Kennel, a long-distance dog racing kennel in Healy, Alaska, where she lives with her husband and 13-month-old daughter. Kristin has spent the last five months running her much loved dogs in preparation for her second Yukon Quest, a renowned 1000-mile dog sled race from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Dubbed ‘The most difficult dog sled race in the world’, conditions can be dangerous and temperatures as low as -70F.
From blizzards to run-ins with 2000lb bison, Kristin shares an insight into what life as a dog musher entails.