Monthly Archives: February 2010

What’s So Funny About Scratching?

“You know things are bad when the dogs start barking, wagging and lunging at the sight of the Rimadyl bottle”                                                                                                                         -Monica Magnusson, The Handler 2010   A friend came to me this past weekend at the UP200 and told … Continue reading

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A Mushing Marriage

“Do you Crazy Jack Bernard take Lana LaPalle as your handler, wife, competitor and kennel partner for as long as you both shall have dogs?” “I Poo, oops I mean I do, “ grunted Crazy Jack. “Do you Lana Lapalle … Continue reading

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Stage 8 – The End of the Road

Stage 8 came and went with minimal drama.  The sun was out and it was a hot day!  There were no real races within the race and everyone just wanted to go out and finish without any major problems.    Some … Continue reading

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Stage 7 – Evanston We Blew It

The trail today had a good base with about 3 inches of loose snow on it.  80% of the trail you could hook down.  The weather was overcast and in the twenties.     We went with 12 dogs led by Billy and … Continue reading

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Stage 6 – Kemmerer Predictably Tough

The driver’s were told this could be the fastest trail yet, but those that have ran this course knew better and they were right.   The trail was very soft and punchy and took a toll on several teams as it … Continue reading

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Never Assume – Stage 5 Alpine

Well, yesterday we expected today’s trail to be faster and we learned, once again, never assume in Stage Stop becuase you NEVER now what you’ll get.  This year’s run certainly was not a duplicate of last year in Alpine.   Last … Continue reading

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Stage 4 – Deep Snow

It was a beautiful day in Big Piney.  The morning was very cold in single digits, but the sun came out and stayed just perfect.  The Big Piney trail was just like it always is with NO base!  It was a … Continue reading

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Stage 3: Moderate Climbs Not to be Found

At the driver’s meeting the teams learned about the new trail we were to run in Pinedale.  It was to be flat for about 18 miles then some easy climbs with downhills the rest of the way.  Sections of rocks … Continue reading

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