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Nathan Schroeder Beargrease

Nathan Schroeder Is Our Kind Of Crazy

Iron Range native Nathan Schroeder is as crazy as anyone when it comes to sled dog racing.

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Skijoring In Cook County

What can you do in Grand Marais in the Winter?

Winter is the best time to experience Grand Marais, Minnesota!

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Gunflint Mail Run Video!

Wondering how the Gunflint Mail Run went? We have a video – check it out below. And remember, if you’d like to experience dogsledding for yourself, we have just the opportunity for you, courtesy of Hovland-based Points Unknown and their True Northwoods Dog Mushing Experience. Available only February 16th-19th, 2012. Book your adventure through Stone Harbor, and we’ll and help …

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Bringing Back the Gunflint Mail Run

Before the first running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in 1980, there was the Gunflint Mail Run. On Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31, 2012, Stone Harbor and friends plan to revive the race in Grand Marais – one of the only snow-covered spots in the state. “When the Beargrease race was cancelled due to lack of …

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One More Race With My Two Best Friends

“You know this is your race to lose.” “Don’t say that.” I replied to Odin, my friend and competitor. We were at the vet check for the Wolf Track Sled Dog Classic in Ely, Minnesota. Sure we had a fast team, but eight of the ten dogs had just raced hard a few days before in the UP 200 and …

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Dogsledding at the UP200

Sled dogs are remarkable creatures.  Just two days after returning home from the Beargrease the dogs were all bouncing back.  The season was not even half over and we had been through so much. After the Beargrease the team needed to convalesce for a week, followed by some short easy runs.  Initially it wasn’t clear if we were going to …

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My Team of Superdogs

Their look is burned in my memory, a combination of fear and trust. The dogs were all sick. Their magnificent sleek bodies were shutting down. Almost two in the morning and the temperature had dropped to 25 below. What was normally a comfortable temperature to be out on the trail was making a serious situation even worse. Twenty miles ago …

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Winter at Stone Harbor

Here’s a mid-winter update from store owner Jack Stone… The past few weeks have been exciting for those of us at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply. Some of us have been living vicariously through others — through friends of ours. We watched Frank Moe, who handles all of our risk management, tours and rentals, take second place in the White Oak …

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