Welcome to dekesdogs.com

Hey everyone!  Thanks for checking out dekesdogs.com, home of Nautique Sky Kennel!  Its going to be an epic year as we attempt to conquer the world’s toughest dog sled race, the Yukon Quest 1000!  Please join our team!  Tell your friends, and tell your family to follow along and be part of something super special and a DREAM I’ve had for 10 years!

Today, the 16th of October, we are kicking off our sponsorship program!  Cruise through the website and learn what we are doing, why we are doing it, what we need and how to help!  Any questions, or suggestions let me know through an email, or comment, or call me!

I’ll be blogging and putting up pics and videos about all the things we are up to at the kennel, and life off the grid in Alaska, as we prepare for our racing season – so check back often.  Can’t wait to have you join our team. Sponsor a dog, buy some booties, or if you are a business, just get involved!

Thanks for following and lets do this together!  Join Nautique Sky and thank you for your support.


27629369_2151094828451712_7248387198844945527_oHeading into Checkpoint 101 after conquering Rosebud and Boulder Summits – Yukon Quest 300 – 2018.



Race Tracking – Did u know!?

Following the Yukon Quest is super fun and all you need is a good internet connection!  Each musher is required to attach a GPS tracking device to their sled so fans and officials can always see where they are at, how fast they are going, if they are stopped (camping), etc.

Friends and family from prior races that I’ve participated in have described this as “addictive”.  My dad even said he was up all night refreshing the screen on his web browser to make sure that I had made it to the checkpoint before he could rest, in last year’s Yukon Quest 300! 🙂

Click the link for an example from the 2017 Yukon Quest 1000 mile race.. http://trackleaders.com/yukonquest17

2017 yukon quest tracker