Sunday, October 2, 2016

2017 Fort Illio Calendars

Fort Illio Siberians are offering a 13 month 2017 calendars for sale!!! Every month has a fun team photo! The calendar measures 11 by 17 inches. If we sell enough it will help the team to get to the races!!! For only $24.50 you can have your very own fun Fort Illio calendar!!! Price does not include shipping. Email me at if you want a calendar! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Training is in full swing and we are getting very excited for our up and coming race season! We have a lot of new and enthusiastic leaders this year and just can't wait for our first race to get here! 
We wanted to take the time and thank our sponsors from last year! What a big help that was, just wish we had a better winter! Hopefully this winter is a good one. We are going to introduce each one of the team members over the next month or so and try to get them some sponsors! 
We also might have a couple new and exciting things coming up in the next few weeks to month so stay tuned!! 

So first one I would like to introduce for sponsorship is Kaltag! He is one of our top notch leaders. Gee's over on command, almost better than his father Roland, who is the best Gee Over dog ever! Takes every giving command on a dime, willing to please, and has great stamina. Finished multiple 100 mile races his yearling year in harness. An absolute incredible male to have on our team! To say that I am just thrilled that he picked me when he was 6 wks old is an understatement. Everyone that knows him calls him the "princess" yes he is spoiled, he rides inside the cab of the dog truck when ever we go somewhere, and sometimes on cold nights will come and sleep on my bed! If you wish to sponsor this pretty near perfect athlete and team member please visit our website at or message me privately for more information! Thanks in advance!! 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 5th 2016 Can Am 100 Miler

Going to Fort Kent and running one of our favorite races is always a blast! We haven't been in a few years due to college. Finally was able to make it back up there this year. And yes we had a blast! Unfortunately due to our not so called winter we weren't able to put a team capable of finishing the 250 in this event, but were very happy that they offered a 100 mile race. Perfect! We have a lot of younger dogs that have never seen a race of this length and what great exposure for them to get them ready for next years racing season! So those lucky 10 dogs that got to haul me down Main st. were Bones and Sable in lead, followed by Kaltag and Drake, and than Throttle and Timberjack, Ace and Renegade behind them with Waylon and Hinder in wheel. It was 17 below when we arrived at the race start, but by the time we got out on the trail it had warmed up fast. By 930 parka was coming off, and I put the two sun jackets I packed in my sled on Bones and Drake. What a difference those made and really kept my two dark boys much cooler! Thanks MOM! The trail on the way out was soft and we just trudged a long with no issues. Stopped a few times and let them cool off as well as snacking them. We pulled into the checkpoint at 2:39. Team all ate and drank perfectly and everyone looked to be in great shape. Watered the team twice due to the warmer temps taking a lot out of them. All the rookies rested well and didn't chew any tuglines or necklines, which amazed me! When the 3 hrs were up and we were ready to get back on trail the team was banging and screaming in harness. They took off and clicked along those miles nicely. Trail was in much better shape since the temps were dropping and that was helping the trail to firm up. Bones and Sable led the whole race and they really did a awesome job! Everyone pulled the whole way and we really had a smooth run. The best part is we really had nice consistent runs times. The first run was 6 hrs and 17 minutes, and the run back was 6 hrs and 13 minutes. I can say I am very proud of this team and can't wait for next season! We are going to have a lot of fun! Enjoy some photos!

January 30th 2016 KI 30 Mile Race

 We attended one of our favorite mushing events at the end of January. Did a nice 30 mile race. Mom's team was Wat and Drake in lead, Followed by Ruby and Velvet, than Kubota and Tumberjack, with Dixie and Komatsu in wheel. She had a great run and her team did very well finishing with a time of 3 hrs and 6 minutes. Coming in 6th out of 8 teams. My team consisted of Sable and Bones in lead, followed by Renegade and Ace, than Kaltag and Throttle with Waylon and Hinder in wheel. We came in 3rd out of 8 teams with a time of 2 hrs and 45 minutes. All in all it was a great weekend. Did warm up a bit on the run but that is how this winter has been! On to the next event!
~Fort Illio~