The sled dog equivalent of drawing the shades and going back to bed. Hawkeye’s current mood after finishing the UP200 and driving through sleet, ice, and rain to get home.
Leaving the first checkpoint of the UP200, 74 miles into the race. Hyside and Wembley in lead. Another UP200 is in the books. This was a hard race, because of the things we can’t control and prepare for. But, in the face of hard things, I learn so much about the dogs. I am so proud of them. Photo by Russell Utych. #up200
It’s a sunny cool day that will turn into a clear and cold night. It’s a start line crowded with 15 miles of joy and lights and cheer. It’s a straight shot and a good firm base. It’s 240 miles of Upper Peninsula wilderness. It’s a race unlike any other.
As bib 15, we start our adventure at 7:30. You can track the race through the UP200 website.
See you there. Are you ready Hyside? #up200
Dogs being dogs. A pause for free playing and loose drop of the entire team before heading to Marquette and the world of the race. #up200 #mushingpawsitive
Selected images provided by Bruce Luetters, Copyright 3Sixty and by Lauren Dobish, Copyright Lauren Dobish Photography. Drawings and sketches copyright by Chris Garby, Cooper Hill Axe Works. All other content copyright of Sally Manikian, not reproducible without permission.