Dogs at the starting line of the Pontiac Sled Dog and Skijoring Race - Bristol, Quebec
BRISTOL, QUEBEC –Athletes and dogs teamed up at the Pontiac Sled Dog and Skijoring Race to recreate the only method of winter travel that was possible a century ago.
Drawing 60 teams and mushers from across Canada, the United States, and as far away as France and Norway, the Pontiac International Sled Dog and Skijoring Race took place from Jan. 14 to 15 at Timberland Tours in Bristol, Quebec.
While it marked the seventh race of its namesake, it served as the first annual winter dog sled race.
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The best part of the Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race, according to organizer Troy Nave, comes half an hour before race start, when more than 200 Alaskan huskies fill the parking lot at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area with a cacophony of joyous howling.
“You have to succumb to it,” said Nave, who serves on the event board of directors. “The excitement is so contagious.”
Mushers from across the Northwest and Canada will head deep into the Wallowa Mountains for the 13th running of the Eagle Cap Extreme, beginning Thursday, Jan. 19. Kickoff is at noon for the...View Full Article