My career as a musher ended the day it began. I was in Canada’s Yukon, desperately trying to look the part. I had grown a beard especially for my trip to the northern wilderness, and was dressed in a plaid shirt and jeans, and my oldest, grimiest baseball cap. The dogs weren’t fooled. They could sniff out cheechako — a newbie — in an instant.
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