Mar 02-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: March: Mar 02-15
And they're off…    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brockit
Ready to race    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brockit
Another team set    ...scroll down to share comments
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Getting "high fives"    ...scroll down to share comments
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Raring to go    ...scroll down to share comments
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Volunteers at a crossing    ...scroll down to share comments
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Rounding the corner    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brockit

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 06:53 am:

The CopperDog 150 Sled Dog races were run UP here in the Keweenaw over the weekend and brockit inc was on hand to photograph the event. These first 5 photos were shot on 5th Street in downtown Calumet, where the racers began. They capture the excitement perfectly, with the dogs jumping in the air, along with being held back to wait for their turn to be let loose on the track. Then you see the crowd high-fiving a musher as the team races by them, with the dogs raring to go and focused on what they love to do... run!

The sixth picture shows you the safety and guidance for the teams whenever they're crossing the highway along their way. There's always a number of volunteers and/or bystanders that line up to guide the dogs across so they stay on the trail, not to mention how they also stop the vehicle traffic ahead of the teams arrival. That last photo shows the team of dogs as they make a corner to continue on their way. Mush, Haw! (Get moving, turn to the left!)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 07:17 am:

Very nice set! I never knew that Gee and Haw are voice commands used to tell the dogs to turn right or left. I always thought they just knew where to my Wing :-)

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 07:41 am:

it is truly amazing to see those dogs run. when they are ready to go....they want to go.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 07:43 am:

Who is having the most fun here? The dogs? The Mushers? or the crowd? I'm betting it's a 3 way tie!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 08:05 am:

I'd love to get there some day for this. But
until then, I can always count on Fun

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 08:15 am:

Always look forward to seeing Adam's shots of the CopperDog; great work once again!!!! ;-)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 08:54 am:

Great photos! Love those sweet faces in the fifth one.;>

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:58 am:

The Copper Dog 150 is one of the most wonderful and enjoyable events in the Keweenaw thanks to the mushers and the gazillions of volunteers who make it all happen. Hats off to everyone involved!

By Theresa Barnes (Flash) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 01:09 pm:

Would love to see those dogs.

By Just me (Jaby) on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:52 pm:

Great pics!I especially love the close up of the dogs.
The CopperDog 150 has certainly grown.It brings a
little excitement in the midst of winter.

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