Skip navigation

On the final day of the race all of the mushers that started the race also completed in this final leg. This is the first time this has happened. Normally only the participants in the full 150 race participate in the final two days.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2573

It was a windy, snowing and a much cooler day than the previous day. The weather made for some great shots.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2577

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2631

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2634

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2670

A few folks were dressed for the weather.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2588

 

The crowds were much small than they were for the start of the race.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2720

 

At the start and finish of the race there is a bag check. All of the teams are required to carry a certain amount of gear in their sleds.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2952

 

 

Not every dog who starts the race finishes the race. If a dog becomes injured or gets tired the musher will put him in the sled and he gets to ride the rest of the race. there were four or five dogs that didn’t make it to the finish of this years race.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_2967

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_3041

 

Some of the teams really wanted to keep going. This dog acted like he was at the start of the race rather than the finish.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_3023

End to a long day.

-Copper-Dog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-Stage-3-Finish-16-3-_3074

More photos from the race can be found on my website.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: