Hello race fans!! Today we raced in the beautiful mountain town of Alpine, Wyoming. The mushers and dogs were looking well rested and full of energy after their day off. Most dogs spent the day yesterday having a "dog spa" kind of day. Lots of pampering, massages, and rest time. Like we always stress at the Pedigree Stage Stop, dog care and health is number one.
Today's race was 31 miles up and back on the Grays River Road. This is a popular snowmobiling destination so racers shared the trail today. It was another day that started out cold but ended up being beautiful. Our sunrise was one of the best!!
Photo Credit: Shannon Miller Adkins
We were joined in Alpine but the 4th and 5th grade students of Swan Valley School in Irwin, Idaho. These 12 kids were visited by Thad McCraken last Thursday. They have been working hard learning about the mushers and the sport of dog sledding. They were anxious to send their favorite musher out on the trail. While the mushers were out the students walked up the trail a bit, enjoyed some hot chocolate, and visited with the handlers. After about 2 hours the teams began to return. The mushers said the trail was great and they had a blast.
Below are the result of today's race in Alpine and the overall standing of each team. How is your favorite team doing?
Tomorrow is the last stage of the 27th Annual Pedigree Stage Stop Race. We will in in Driggs, Idaho tomorrow. Anny Malo is in the lead followed by Lina Streeper. Check back tomorrow to see how is the winner of this year's Stage Stop Race. We can hardly wait!!!