Saturday, February 20, 2010

California & Oregon Sleddog Races in February

This weekend, our friends "Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers" are having the annual Chester Winterfest Sleddog Races in Chester CA, and next weekend it'll be the annual California Gold Mush in Portola CA.

Also next weekend, the Cascade Sleddog Club had scheduled their "Frog Lake II" race at Mt Hood OR. Unfortunately, just like Frog Lake I in January, it had to be canceled due to lack of snow. Better luck next year, guys!

Yukon Quest and Race To The Sky Results

Here are the results of last week's two major races, the Yukon Quest from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory as well as Montana's Race To The Sky:

Yukon Quest:
1. Hans Gatt (9 days, 1 hour, 28 minutes)
2. Lance Mackey (9 d, 2 hr, 32min)
3. Hugh Neff (9 d, 4 hr, 15 min)
Complete results here

Race To The Sky:
1. Rick Larson
2. Jarle Halsnes
3. Laura Daugereau
Complete results here

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Yukon Quest 2010

The first of the two long, long distance sled dog races of the season is getting underway today.
24 teams will run the trail from Fairbanks, AK for 991 miles (1594km) to Whitehorse, YT.
Last year's winner, Sebastian Schnülle, took 9 days and 23 hours to finish the race.
Good luck to all competing mushers and their teams!

For more information, visit the Yukon Quest's official website.