Team and Trail Long distance sled dog races, or just trips by dogteam... My goal with this blog is simply to help support the history, spirit, passion and love for dog teams and the trails they run.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Copper Basin 300
Sunday Morning: Mushers are leaving Chistochina, headed across country to Paxon. CB300 Trail Map Some great photos The latest race updates Lance headed for Paxon at 6:04. Folowing him out of Chistochina just after 8 am were Braxton Peterson, Harry Alexie, Brent Sass, and Sven Haltmann. There's discussion of the race happening on the Sled Dog News group.
Update Saturday Evening: 1st into Glennallen checkpoint: Allen Moore, followed closely by Hans Gatt and Lance Mackey! Check the Copper Basin 300 site for times and information on all the teams into Glennallen!
Minus Forty at Lake Louise
The Race Announcers
Lining out the team
Getting Ready to Go
Harry Alexie doing some last minute packing
Braxton Peterson with a big smile
Lance Mackey heads back to his sled at the start
Can we go yet?
Lance Mackey signs in at Glennallen
Race Headquarters in Glennallen
Updating the standings
The 2009 Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race started Saturday, January 10 at 10:00 am, at the Wolverine Lodge on Lake Louise, northwest of Glennallen, Alaska. With a poster tagline of “Twenty years of the toughest 300 miles in Alaska,” this well-respected mid-distance race has once again drawn an impressive line-up of mid-to-long distance mushers, including the defending champion, Allen Moore of Two Rivers, Alaska, who also won in 2005 and 2007. Iditarod and Yukon Quest champion Lance Mackey, who won the CB300 in 2006 and came in second last year, is also racing again this year. Follow this link for Northern Light Media's opening coverage of the race.