Embracing winter: The Beargrease

We hope by now you’ve seen the delightful pictures of the John Beargrease Sled Dog race up north. Find them here. Pay particular attention to this picture, showing the team of Blake Freking of Finland, MN.

One thing we’ve learned from the video uploaded (today) of musher Blake Freking: Mushers appear to be incredibly polite people.

Freking has three teams in the race. You can follow the progress of the mushers here. We learn that Freking left Sawbill this morning around 9:30, on a 51-mile leg.

Here’s a fine essay on the man for whom the race is named.