Olesen Family

 

 

 

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          Dave Olesen took me for a short flight with his Float Plane

 

 

 

© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier
© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

                        The Olesen Family at there cabin


Thank you very much for your great Northern hospitality, we really appreciated it ! 

Dave Olesen and Kristen Gilbertson Olesen and their daughters, Annika and Liv, live at the mouth of the Hoarfrost River on the east arm of the Great Slave Lake, McLeod Bay. They are veteran racers of Alaska's Iditarod, Canada's Yukon Quest, Montana's Race To The Sky, and Minnesota's John Beargrease Marathon. Dave and Kristen are experienced, professional guides, as well as thoughtful, engaging people  

 

History of the Hoarfrost Homestead (in Dave's words): 

"This place is our life.  When we get old it will be, in essence, what we did with our years.  Raising our family here, on the shore of the grand sweep of the lake, the dogs and the trails we travel, our little huts and camps up on the tundra, bushplanes coming and going.  When you come you are a part of it, and when you leave you are renewed and refreshed. We came here in 1987, and built this place from scratch.  From 1984 until 2000 we raced, and completed 8 Iditarods, 2 Yukon Quests, a half-dozen Beargreases, and so on, over the years winning awards for dog care and sportsmanship in every one of these races.  In 1993, we first joined forces with Arleigh (ARLEIGH JORGENSON SLED DOG ADVENTURES ) to offer some spring trips up here, and now those have lasted and we are doing some winter college courses with students also.  Our dogs have circled us back to home now, and our two young girls have focused our interest away from racing and on to these trips.  We continue to do other things--Kristen teaching and guiding and cooking, Dave flying and writing and buildin 

Please visit there website !
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier
© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

 

                                          The kennel  

 

 

 

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© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

            One of the Olesens 30 Sled Dogs had 6 puppies that night  

 

 

 

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© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

                        Liv Olesen (8) with one of the puppies

 

 

 

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© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

                                I wish I could have one...

 

 

 

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© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

                                     Annika (11) with one...

 

 

 

© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier
© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

 

                                        The green house

 

 

 

© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier
© 2007 Copyright by Ch. Breier

 

                                  Kirsten in her workshop

 

 

 

 

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