Denali

Northwapiti’s Denali

May 27, 2000 – February 11, 2014

Quirky, hard-working, trustworthy, determined, mentally-tough – that was Denali. He lived to work in harness and was a most trusted lead dog. He could find the trail in bad weather; he marched through overflow like it was nothing; he would drag novice team dogs past any distraction. No one, except for Hugi, liked to run beside Denali as he took it upon himself to “correct” any dog that he felt wasn’t working hard enough beside him. He had high standards for work ethic.  He and Hugi loved to spar at hook-up. It was all fun and games for them, but to an outsider it looked like a fight was about to break out. Denali wasn’t “pretty” or affectionate like most of our dogs, but we admired, respected and loved him for who he was. Having Denali in the team was a confidence booster; he was so reliable. Thank you Karen for entrusting him to us. There will only ever be one Denali and we want to remember him as the fulfilled being that he was when in harness.

Birthdate: May 27, 2000

Clearances: None (neutered)
Team Position: All positions, including lead
Total Kms In Harness: 18,612 (11,632.5 miles)

Accomplishments To Date –

  • 2010 Elkford Wilderness Classic Finisher (12 dog – 40 miles)
  • 2010 Caledonia Classic 200 mile distance race 2nd place Finisher (Yukon Quest Qualifier)
  • 2009 Caledonia Classic 200 mile distance race Finisher
  • 2009 Elkford Wilderness Classic Finisher (12 dog – 40 miles)
  • 2009 Quesnel Rush Commemorative Mail Run Finisher
  • 2008 Quesnel Rush Commemorative Mail Run Finisher
  • 2008 Elkford Wilderness Classic Finisher (12 dog – 40 miles)
  • 2007 La Ronge Neckbone Finisher (120 miles)
  • 2007 Quesnel Rush Commemorative Mail Run Finisher
  • 2007 Canadian Challenge (team participant)
  • 2006 Neckbone (team participant)
  • 2005 Iditarod participant
  • 2003 Iditarod participant
  • 2003 Knik 200 Finisher

Five Generation Pedigree for NorthWapiti’s Denali

Alaskan's Skookum of AnadyrAlaskan's Snowstorm of AnadyrAlaskan's Jodi Of AnadyrAlaskan's Tutsunah Of AnadyrAlaskan's Nicolai Of Anadyr II
White Fox's Kooky Keesa
Alaskan's Chena Of AnadyrAlaskan's Nicolai Of Anadyr II
Alaskan's Ningo Of Anadyr
Alaskan's Snowflake Of AnadyrAlaskan's Sik-puk Of AnadyrAlaskan's Spook Of Anadyr
Alaskan's U-Chee Of Anadyr II
Alaskan's Chena Of AnadyrAlaskan's Nicolai Of Anadyr II
Alaskan's Ningo Of Anadyr
Alaskan's Mandy of AnadyrShjegge Manns MooseMishorlaks RacerLucky Banner
Sno-queen Of Ilaka
Alaskan's Nic-o-lena Of AnadyrAlaskan's Nicolai Of Anadyr II
Alaskan's Darka Of Anadyr
Alaskan's Koe Of AnadyrAlaskan's Junior Of AnadyrAlaskan's Nicolai Of Anadyr II
Alaskan's Molinka of Anadyr
Alaskan's U-Chee Of Anadyr IIAlaskan's Astro of Anadyr
Alaskan's Ningo of Anadyr
Alaskan's Kessa of Anadyr IIAlaskan's Solo Of AnadyrTowmans YakutatRix's Stormy O' BuckhornKelson's Elko
Rix's Big Of Artic Trail
Alaskan's Chevak Of AnadyrOkiotaks Alaska Of Alakshak
Alaskan's Cheenan Of Anadyr
Alaskan's Chanu Of Anadyr IIAlaskan's Jodi Of AnadyrAlaskan's Tutsunah Of Anadyr
Alaskan's Chena Of Anadyr
Rising Sun's Mount St. HelensTakkalik's Alex Of Anadyr
Tipamik's Candi Of Si-wes
Alaskan's Nuliga Of AnadyrAlaskan's Jafet Of AnadyrAlaskan's Nicolai of Anadyr IIAlaskan's Astro of Anadyr
Alaskan's Sestra of Anadyr II
Alaskan's Seppie of AnadyrTsar of Seppala III
Alaskan's Sandra of Anadyr
Alaskan's Klondy Of AnadyrAlaskan's Wabask Of AnadyrAlaskan's Astro Of Anadyr
Alaskan's Dina Of Anadyr
Kuchin's Bilkoff Of AnadyrKuchin Nic Of Anadyr
Alaskan's Ningo Of Anadyr