Dashing through the Snow

Citations: Shahan, Sherry. Dashing through the Snow: The Story of the Jr. Iditarod. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1997. Print.


Handler: a person who helps a musher with the daily care and training of sled dogs

Trail: A call by the musher asking for the fight of way to overtake another team

Gee!: The command to turn right

Team Dogs: dogs in the main body of the team: other than the lead, swing, or wheel dogs

Haw: The command to turn left


A plane in Alaska in 1925 can operate to 40F degrees

Trail sled dog race was organized in 1973 by mushing enthusiast

A working sled dog can burn up to 10,000 calories a day


My personal connection with this story is that I love dogs you have to at least like dogs if you hate them they will hate you and your team will not be good. The dogs will not like you.

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