Julia Phillips has spent the last five years going back and forth between Russia and New York City. She lived in Kamchatka while on a Fulbright grant in creative writing.
How do you see what mushers see? You mush. An adventure on the Beringia, a dog sled race stretching over Russia’s easternmost tundra. If in the process you see more than you ever expected—more of humanity, more of yourself—then thank the people of 685 miles of snow.