May 4, 2016

We are excited to be getting ready for the summer tour season.  Leaves on the trees have emerged at least a month earlier than usual and this summer is predicted to continue our warming trend.   We have six adorable puppies, born on March 10, who are waiting for pets from our visitors.  We sent quite few dogs to summer camp in Juneau where James and Jesse will work with the dogs at Gold Rush Tours and Alaska Icefield Expeditions.  Some dogs will give tours up on the glacier and some at a camp outisde of Juneau.  Our dogs to run but they also love being around other people.  We can't think of a better way for them to spend their summers by getting pets from everyone!!!  Our goal at Happy Trails continues to be to raise, train and race happy dogs.  photo shows Heather Palmer & pups

Mar 10, 2016

Updates for Day 4 on all 3 Happy Trails teams.

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Mar 7, 2016

8 Proven tips for the dedicated Iditarod fan to survive the race.

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Mar 6, 2016

Our racers this year are:

Martin Buser #48

James Volek #15

Tim Pappas #64


Feb 7, 2016

On January 22 our son, Nikolai, was in a horrib car accident and ended up in critical condition at Harborview Trauma Center ICU in Seattle.  Nikolai was hit by a driver that pushed him into incoming traffic. Martin and I arrived the same day and have been at the hospital since then.  He was heavily sedated with multiple injuries until Feb 2.  He had 8 surgeries in eleven days.  He is on a very long road to recovery and we are so fortunate to have a multitude of people sending prayers and positive energy his way.  His doctors and nurses have put in a herculean effort to stabilize him. 

Of course, we will continue our vigilence here and Martin's Iditarod 2016 preparations are being continued by an energetic and generous team at home at Happy Trails.  Thank you Nancy Marty, Jim Davis, James Volek, Tim Pappas, Rohn Buser, Perk Fairbanks, and Daryl Darnell for cutting meat, working on food drops, training dogs, tending to the everyday kennel activities.  A big thank you to our friends from Midnight Sun, where I taught, for bringing meals over to the kennel to keep everyone nourished.  We'd never come out the other side of the black hole without their help.



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