Skip navigation

Tag Archives: CopperDog 150 Sled Dog Race

On the last day of the race we spent the morning skiing. We arrived at the race well ahead of the time the first finishers were scheduled to arrive but the course conditions were very good and two teams had already arrived when we reached the course. It started to snow just as we arrived.CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0608

Some of the mushers arrived in a group. Here three teams were neck and neck. the second team passed the first team just before the finish line.

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0553

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0567

We walked around and watched to dogs get fed. This dog was really hungry and finished his foot and tried to get the food of another dog but he was constrained by the harness.

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0695

As this team arrived another team was getting fed and they tried to stop and eat the food from the team that had already been fed.

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0699

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0674

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

On Day two of the CopperDog 150 Sled Dog Race we drove up to Eagle Harbor to watch the start of the race. The mushers start in reverse order, that is the leading musher is the last to start.CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0878

We walked around quite a bit watching the racers leave the starting area.

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_3071

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0900

We also spent time watching the teams being hooked up as well as being brought to the starting line. It was a little different this year because someone had packed the snow down in the park so it was much easier for the mushers and volunteers to hook up the dogs and get them to the starting line.CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0862

Every year the kids get bored with the race and usually start playing in the snow. this little girl was building a snowman.

CopperDog-150-Sled-Dog-Race-15-3-_0885

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

%d bloggers like this: