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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Red & Black Team To Race Sheep Mountain

The racing season is not over for SP Kennel!

Meghan and 14 SPK canine athletes will compete in the 'Sheep Mountain 300' race starting on Tuesday. Earlier in the season the Sheep Mountain 150 was cancelled due to snow conditions so Zack Steer and his team have put together a spring race around some of the most beautiful parts of interior Alaska. We're excited to have another race on our calendar that you can follow along with us.

The route starts from the Sheep Mountain Lodge and teams will travel to Eureka Lodge and on to Lake Louise Lodge for a 4 hour minimum layover. After this rest they head to Tolsona Resort and then go out-and-back to Crosswind Lake and complete another minimum four hour layover back at Tolsona. Next they return to Lake Louise Lodge and go out-and-back via Susitna Lake and the Tyone River to a remote checkpoint where they have to camp along the trail for a minimum of four hours. They then return via Eureka Lodge to Sheep Mountain Lodge. Some of this trail was used for the Copper Basin 300 which Allen won earlier in the season.

We will post the team roster a little closer to the time; expect to see a mixture of youth and experience in the squad.


Melissa Krahmer said...

How about another yearling race! Go Meghan!

Paula Nations Medlin said...

Great news!

Lisa B said...

Go Meghan and dogs! I'm sure you'll do great and it says a lot that Aliy and Allen are putting their trust and their dogs in your hands. Looking forward to following the race!

Anonymous said...

Meghan getting it on her own with the team. Go girl, Rock it with those SP Kennel doggies!

Nessmuk said...

Go Meghan!! We love watching SP Kennel in another race! And just in time, I was beginning to have racing withdrawals!!! Good luck!

Lourdes, VT said...

Wow! I'm so happy to continue to follow SPK adventures with the dogs, and, so happy for Meghan!!!
I saw the way Meghan greeted the gogs when Allen crossed the finish line on the Quest, and when Aliy crossed the finish line on the Iditarod! You could see how much Meghan loved those dogs!!!
At his rate, you will qualify for the Iditarod in no time!

Anonymous said...

Oh thank god - another race. I am not ready for this season to be over! Meghan have fun and I look forward to all the updates.