Today, we race in one of our snowiest locations so far, Alpine, Wyoming. Many of our locations lack snow, but Alpine had a bit more. Today’s in-and-out race course is 32 miles. Racers head up the Grays River Road and travel down the trail next to the Gray's River.
Austin Forney and Michael Tetzner visiting before the race.
Alpine is a popular location for snowmobiling. At this trail, teams have to share the trail with snowmobilers. This can be a challenge because some dogs are not comfortable around them. Mushers do their best to keep their dogs focused on the trail and toward the finish line. The safety of the dogs and mushers is very important, so we do our best to let them know a race is happening on the trail. We sure appreciate their help to keep everyone safe.
Cathy Rivest on the trail.
We were joined by a lot of kids this morning. There was no school, so the kids braved the cold to come and see the dogs and mushers. We love to see kids at the race, and the mushers and their crew do a great job talking about dog care and the sport of mushing. The kids helped us to count the racers out of the chute. The kids also enjoyed the sledding hills and snacks while the teams were out.
The starting chute for today's race.
This is the second to last stage of the race. Anny and Remy are separated by almost eight minutes. Laura, Jess, and Cathy are also close to each other. We sent mushers out in the reverse start order, with Remy leaving last.
Sarah Tarlton, Laura Bontrager, and Anny Malo hanging out in the staging area.
Below are the results of today’s race in Alpine. Dogs and teams came in looking happy after great runs!! It has been a great race, and we are excited to see how everyone will place after the last stage, Stage 7, in Driggs, Idaho. How is your favorite musher doing? Check back tomorrow to find out the results of the 2024 Pedigree Stage Stop Race.