Meet the 2024
Mushers

Peter McClelland

Peter McClelland

Ely, MN

I have been running dogs for over 34 years now. It has been a long journey with ups and down. I often wonder during the hardships why I keep dong it, and then I get another magic moment with the dogs. It could be a perfect run or a quiet moment with a special dog or it could be the pride in a dog I raised up from a puppy taking charge of the team in lead. The Beargrease is a perfect metaphor for the life style with dogs, it is hard and exhilarating, it is exhausting and rewarding and I know why I run it and have no clue at all. However I do enjoy my life in the woods with my family and dogs and all the guests with who we share the joys of running dogs throughout the woods.

KENNEL NAME

White Wilderness Kennel

Website & Social Media

whitewilderness.com

Facebook: White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

I wanted to winter camp and dogs were a part of it. I went on my first camping sled dog trip in 1989 when I was 20.

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