Heading up to Bald Pate (great name, eh?)
Goofy Tikko on Bald Pate Summit
Striking a pose and showing off his fox tail
It would be nice if Tessa would pull, they are on alert for something
Hanging out by the apple orchard
Tessa asks, yes, can I help you?
The apple stand at Five Fields
Sled dogs come in a lot of variety. These dogs have a lot of greyhound.
This one looks more like a pit bull/lab
This one has a beagle like face
And this one is pure alaskan, what a beauty!
Tail up and ready to chase!
Tikko and me at the start. We both have maniacal grins!
Poodles ran too, but were exceedinlgy calm, and about twice as slow as the husky-pointers
Betsy rubs snow on her dog Athena to cool her off before the two dog skijor
Betsy's dog Max and Athena ready to start
Kind of fuzzy, Tim, Betsy, and Ben and the dogs at the start
Tim heads down the trail on a fast start
Fran's team at the start
Fran's team heads down the trail
Sadie Therriault at the start
Heather Brannen at the start
German shepherd mix? start
Off at a husky gallop
Spectators with people's traditional idea of a sled dog. They always look so puffy and chunky compared to sled dogs but are pretty!
Jeff? at the start
Jeff off down the chute
Kelley? after the U-turn
Blurry again, Megan at the start
Takes a spill
Dogs are too pumped to stop
Tim had some trouble with the dogs on this corner
Tim worked it out and is on his way off to the orchard flats
Poodle-setter team at the start. So calm
He looks like a muppet- but he's getting the job done.
Another poodle team at the start
Heather ? after the u-turn
The crowd got a kick out of the poodles
Off like a slow breeze
Jeff? Heads down the orchard hill
German shepherd and little husky down the orchard
I think this is Megan
Tim heading home with Max
Team brings it home
Kelley? brings it home
Fran to the finish
Fran's ? dogs
Megan finishing 2
Poodles and setter down the hill
Another big hound sled dog
A matched pair ready to start the 8 dog
Heading to the start
More excited leader
After the release
Husky team! The big dog in the back, Teddy, is one of my favorite dogs on the circuit.
Sadie had a tangle near the finish
and back on the sled
There were a ton of these signs in the motel room, but it was clean and comfortable- and pricey!!
Tikko hangs out in the room
Tessa on her bed
Two pointer-mix sled dogs
A six dog team finishing
Tired and happy dogs post race
Another dog with nice markings
One of these looks like a lab
Long and lean husky
Jeff on day two
Tim at start day two
Fran day two
Kelley at the start?
Megan at start
? at start
Sadie and her speedsters
Jeff and the pointers
Tim, Max and Athena
Fran and her dogs
Kelley and her dogs
Megan is close behind
Tim finishing day two
Tikko kicks it down the trail on our post race 9 mile skijor
Good pace, go Tikko!
Phew, I was so glad I saw this guy in time. He climbed a tree after we spooked him but was on the trail when we almost ran into him
Tessa watches but doesn't touch. She learned her lesson after one bad run - in
Tikko watches and shakes with excitement. I'm not sure he's learned his lesson after two run ins!