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00000176-e6f7-dce8-adff-f6f770520000The Allegheny Front is a radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania. The Allegheny Front began in 1991 and continues to serve the community as the most insightful source of local and regional environmental news and information on the radio. The program explores environmental issues affecting the community through stories, interviews, news, and commentaries.

Mushing: A Winter Sport for People and Pups

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Kara Holsopple
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The Allegheny Front

It's a snowy Saturday in Laurel Mountain State Park in Westmoreland County. Matt Philips and Sarah White are unloading precious cargo—their dogs—from the backseat of a black hatchback.

They’ve driven 50 miles from Pittsburgh to get in a couple of hours of practice. This is only their second winter mushing with their dogs.

Philips fell into mushing by accident.

Listen to the full story at the website of our partner The Allegheny Front.