The best part of the Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race, according to organizer Troy Nave, comes half an hour before race start, when more than 200 Alaskan huskies fill the parking lot at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area with a cacophony of joyous howling.
“You have to succumb to it,” said Nave, who serves on the event board of directors. “The excitement is so contagious.”
Mushers from across the Northwest and Canada will head deep into the Wallowa Mountains for the 13th running of the Eagle Cap Extreme, beginning Thursday, Jan. 19. Kickoff is at noon for the...View Full Article
One of the world's most challenging sled dog races gets underway in the French Alps.
Internationally renowned mushers and their dogs will have to travel 670km of linear track at an elevation of more than 65,000 feet over 11 days, in the La Grande Odyssee.
About 500 dogs will be racing in the challenges, with the winner to be crowned in Bonneval sur Arc on Jan 18.
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What started when a little girl came home one day and told her parents she wanted to learn how to dog sled, has turned into a passion for partners in business (and in life) Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan. Starting with five dogs for their daughter to care for, train and love, has turned into 41 dogs to care for, train and love.
Bennett, who works as an educational consultant specializing in literacy and dyslexia and MacLennan, who runs MacLennan farm, lives in Windsor and somehow finds time to keep 41 dogs at Braeburn Siberians happy and healthy.
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