Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

For the Love of Dogs


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Roberta Reiley discussing her racing setup while her team patiently waits to be hooked up for their trail run.

SEELEY LAKE – Roberta Reiley of Seeley Lake is pursuing a life-long dream of becoming a musher. After working with dogs as a young child and working as a handler for several mushers, she has been training for her first race Jan. 16-17. While racing is a big part of her dream, Reiley also wants to help others better understand mushing and share her love of running dogs with others.

"I've always wanted to have my own team," said Reiley. "My dream is by 50 years old [currently 42-years-old] I want to be on the Yukon Quest or the Iditarod. I've always dreamed of that since I was knee high to...

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