Sled dog training without snow

Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team wait to go alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Mike Matthews uses four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team shakes off after coming through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team wait to go alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Mike Matthews uses four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team shakes off after coming through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team wait to go alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Mike Matthews uses four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team shakes off after coming through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team wait to go alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Mike Matthews uses four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team is ready to continue their run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team comes through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's sled dog team shakes off after coming through a water hole alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Charley Bejna's walks back to his four-wheeler during a training run alongside the Knik Goose Bay Road. Mushers use four-wheelers to train their sled dog teams along the Knik Goose Bay Road in The Valley on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. With no snow and the late freeze up the trail along the road is one of the few training options for the mushers. Bejna, a Chicago naive, is training for the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300 and the 2014 Iditarod sled dog races.
Bob Hallinen
Craig Medred