Wawa Gold Quest
February 24-25, 2001
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Results provided by Neil Rasmussen & Barb Thorne
Despite the history of gold production at Wawa, Ontario Canada, mushers were surprised to find diamond prospectors camped along the race trail actively staking out diamond mine claims on snowshoe. The temperatures were mostly just below zero C. There was a foot of new snow the day before the race started. Right after the race started, on February 24th at 10 A.M., a winter storm began that closed the Queen's highway for 36 hours. Dean Gulden, from Grand Marais, MN, won the Sportsmanship Award for warning other dogs, and their mushers, when changing conditions opened dangerous cracks in a bridge.
A $6000 purse was shared between the 130 and 65 mile teams.
|133 Mile 10 Dog|
|66.5 Mile 6 Dog|
|34.4 Mile 6 Dog|