The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is about three weeks away, and trails are looking much better than last year. The mid-distance race is especially popular this year, with nearly double the number of mushers registered.
"There is a lot of skill involved, but it is also time. You have to put in your time. Knowing about timing, certain presentations and time of year. Being willing to travel and spend all day on the ice, sun up to sun down," says Sorensen.