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Aliy Zirkle & the red team…

…sounds like a rockin’ girl band that should be featured in a Saturday morning cartoon in the 70’s but even better it is Powerhouse Musher Aliy Zirkle and her stellar team of young canine atheletes.  Aliy, who is originally from New Hampshire, is an inspiration to this New England gal and I have kept a keen eye on races she has entered the last few years.  Her team is out of Two Rivers, aK from her and her husband Allen Moore’s SP Kennel.  Check out their website section for Students & Teachers focusing on sled dog based education in the classroom!

Aliy is the reigning female champion of the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and we look forward to seeing her again in the 2016 Iditarod!

I was able to catch a few photos of her this past weekend as she prepared to head out on the Quest 300 trail… she came across the finish line a short time ago in second place with a strong team after a fantastic trip down the trail.  Mush ON!

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