How I fell into mushing
I grew up in Valdez, Alaska, where the wilderness was literally out our front and back doors. My parents let me rescue a little pound dog named Sassy who thought it was as much fun as I did to pull me around the neighborhood on a little kid sled. While Sassy was never a true sled dog, I had watched too many movies and read too many Jack London stories to think any different.
After a short dog-less stint in college, I found Tulip. A skinny, shy, young little thing with great big brown eyes that were looking for a new home, I knew she would become my companion from the moment we met. I adopted her and tried to show her the etiquette of the proper, inside pet dog. Naturally she had other plans and taught me a crash course in the life of a sled dog.
Today, I have 30 distant relatives to Tulip whom I call my adventure buddies. They are all amazing athletes who still teach me how to crash though life's courses with the proper sled dog etiquette.
Gabe- Owner and Guide
Welcome to the Evermore Adventures Website! I've been mushing dogs since 2000. After starting in Valdez Alaska, I moved to Willow (home to the start of Iditarod) to learn more about mushing and the amazing canine athletes. I met and worked with many great mushers, people, and dogs that taught me a lot. After living in Willow for 10 years, I moved to Bend Oregon where I started my own small kennel. Competing in small 8-dog class races with my 7 super stars, we traveled all over Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Washington to race. Wanting to get back into long distance racing and training with my team, I moved to Darby, Montana after wrapping up my degree at OSU and let my dreams grow. I"ve since started my sled dog tour company, raised a bunch of puppies, and began racing long distance again. Currently the team and I are preparing to run one of the longest races in the world, the Iditarod.
Morgan is a musher from Enterprise Oregon. She's currently attending Montana State University for wildlife management and ecology. She helps train the race team, provides great tours and plans to help with all of the team preparations for Iditarod 2020. Morgan has been mushing for 5 years and has a true passion and commitment working with sled dogs. Evermore is lucky to have her on our team!
Steven is a musher who has run dogs on the Juneau Icefield, through the swamps and rivers of Willow, Alaska, and around the Rocky Mountains. During Steven's last spring break of secondary school, Gabe took this green-as-an-English-garden cheechako and taught him how to run dogs. After eleven years of mushing, Steven is thrilled to help Gabe run her rookie Iditarod. He will be taking care of the old dogs and puppies and running tours while Gabe is in Alaska for the last great race.