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'Points Unknown' highlights the life of a sled dog lover

Here’s a woman who says she “married into sled dogs,” and when the marriage collapsed, the love affair with sled dogs blossomed. Read Linda Newman’s — aka Minnesotan real-estate appraiser, beeswax-candle maker and sled dog trainer/musher’s — blog.

Linda Newman. Photo courtesy of Points-Unknown.

Linda offers Women’s Adventures in the field of sled dog skills. See http://points-unknown.com/wwa07.htm. Also, check out her sled dog affiliated website: http://points-unknown.com/

Photo from Points-Unknown blog.

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The Conversation

  • kim fitzgerald says: February 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Linda,

    nice shots of you and the dogs. loved the “intro” —
    “mushing marriage” poops out.. Sled Dog “Love affair” blossoms.
    I am so pleased to be part of your friend and dog driver Entourage.
    Say, Please share my info – e mail with Deb who is doing a mushing 101 in Wasilla during the Iditarod period. would love to connect with her.
    Your friend ,
    Kim Fitz.
    Hedlund Husky Preservation Program – Alaska Chapter

  • Sally Thomas says: January 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Linda – I am so happy you are doing what you love to do so successsfully. We’re all so proud of you. Your Aunt Sally

  • Deb Ferns says: January 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Hi Linda, I love the photo of you and your dogs too! I’m heading up to be part of a media team covering the start of the Iditarod this year and am VERY excited about this event. We’re working on doing a Mushing 101 program on Monday, March 8th, when we’re up in Wasilla. Maybe we’ll have the opportunity to meet up in Alaska! In the meantime I’m checking out your website to see about a 2011 mushing program with my two daughters. Do you do Christmas events for families as well? THANKS! Deb