Today it was time to have a ride with some Hardcore Huskies. Heather Siirtola’s huskies from her Hardcore Huskies Kennel that is! Heather is an Iditarod musher based in Talkeenta who took us out for a ride in the amazing foothills of the Talkeenta Mountains. So the nerd in me has to tell you that several of the dogs on our seven dog team were Iditarod vets, and the sled we were in was the sled Heather used in three of her four Iditarod finishes! Talkeetna has amazing views everywhere you look. I don’t have pictures, but trust me when I say that the scenery we mushed through today was amongst the most beautiful I have ever seen. The trail led away from Heather’s kennel, down the street, through the woods and then broke out into an open space with breathtaking mountain views. I wish I could have captured it on camera for you… but I couldn’t. So instead, here is a picture of Denali in the setting sun!