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Mush! with Iditarod Competitor Karen Land

  • 336 S 3rd St, Montrose, CO 81401
  • Presented By: Montrose Regional Library
  • Dates: November 21, 2019
  • Location: Cascade Hall (across from the Library)
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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The sport of dog mushing is a dance across some of the most remote wilderness on Earth. Completing the Iditarod is among the most difficult feats in all of sports. More people have reached the summit of Mount Everest than have made it to the Iditarod finish line behind a team of dogs.
Karen Land ran sled dogs for veteran Iditarod racer Terry Adkins for nearly four years before starting her own kennel and race team. She is a journalist whose newspaper columns teachers use to supplement the Iditarod curriculum already utilized by schools across the globe.
Karen writes, “Everything in mushing is totally about the dogs. Patience, adaptability, compassion, courage, honesty, initiative, loyalty, optimism, perseverance, trust, and respect—these traits allow a musher and her team to keep moving forward. I have been fortunate to spend my life with a string of dogs I adore. Giving talks in school and libraries allows me to share my passion with wonderful, enthusiastic people. Thank you for having us!”
Join Karen and her sled dog Noggin for a fun program for all ages, 6:00-8:00 pm on November 21

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