Saturday, August 18, 2012

Musher: Jaimie Kinzer

Jaimee Kinzer, Musher

Our guest on Girls Succeed today is Jamee Kinzer. When I asked her what her job was she said "musher." She saw my puzzled face, so she explained she is a dogsledder. Jaimee is from Idaho and works in the state of Alaska where there is a lot of ice and snow in the winter. 

The native people used strong dogs to pull items on long sleds across the snow. Later residents used the dog sled trails to deliver mail and haul out furs. Gold miners packed out their gold finds.

Today dog sledding is a racing sport. Teams of dogs race across the winter snow-packed ground to compete for prizes. The most well-known race is the Iditarod which is a 1000 mile trip from Wasilla, AK to Nome, AK.

Jaimie became interested in dog sledding when her brother decided to take up the sport. Jaimee helps with the pups. What a special job that is. Who can resist these little guys?


  1. Thanks, Jaimee for being my first guest on the new Girls Succeed blog!

  2. What an interesting job. The dogs are beautiful.