Press release: Alpine Outfitters - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Two local companies from Bend, Oregon, are joining forces for the highly anticipated 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which is set to kick off on January 29 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Alpine Outfitters, makers of handcrafted and high-quality gear for working and active dogs, will be sponsoring Mount Bachelor’s Oregon Trail of Dreams sled dog team by providing them with gear for the upcoming race.
Beginning in Jackson, Wyoming, this premier “stage” format sled dog race is hosted by the area’s local communities. Teams race on public lands of the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, & Caribou-Targhee National Forests, competing for $165,000 in...View Full Article
Tim Thiessen from Leadville, Colorado and team round a corner near Kemmerer, WY during the 2019 Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. Chris Havener - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Though the pandemic has led to a plethora of event cancellations, the 2021 Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is not among them. It will, however, look a little different.
The organizers of the race proactively developed protocols to prioritize the safety of mushers, handlers, and other members of the race teams. The most significant change to the race will be the lack of cheering crowds and spectators at the finish lines.
“To be sure, we are in strange times. We find ourselves with the world in the midst of a pandemic and although there has been some good news with a...View Full Article
The 1991 adaptation of White Fang stars Ethan Hawke as the young hero, trying to strike it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush, who bonds with the titular wolf-dog (Credit: Alamy) - Yukon Valley
In the 1991 film adaptation of Jack London’s classic novel White Fang, there's a scene where Ethan Hawke's Jack Conroy, a city boy trying to strike it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, inadvertently causes the sled being pulled by the dogs of his guides to topple over. He's brought too many books with him on the journey to Yukon Valley and the weight has offset the balance of the transport.
Unfortunately, the sled is also carrying the body of Dutch, a fallen comrade of Jack's guides, who had promised to bury his body at a specific place in...View Full Article