Mar 04-14

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2014: March: Mar 04-14
Frosty mustache    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Bearded sled dog #1    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Bearded sled dog #2    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Bearded sled dog #3    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Running    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Racing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Melanie Hakala Rossi
Riding    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Melanie Hakala Rossi


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 08:04 am:

This past weekend, the CopperDog 150 took place in the Keweenaw, starting in Calumet, passing through Lake Linden, heading to Copper Harbor and then back to Calumet's main street again for the finish line!

Melanie Hakala Rossi was on hand to snap some candid photos of the events. I really like the close-up shots she took of the musher and several of the dogs, all sporting frosted faces, so you can actually see how cold it was. From what I've heard though, the cold temps made the race much faster, due to the condition of the snow and trails. Melanie also said that she was told that the dogs really love racing and pulling the sleds. If you've ever been there at the beginning of the race and witnessed the wild anticipation in the dogs as they're waiting their turn to take off from the start line, you'll realize how true that is. Something else I found interesting is that mushers claim that the dogs work best at 0 Fahrenheit, so they were at their optimum for this weekend's race.

Melanie's last photo shows a different kind of sled with a human puller. That little one was bundled up quite well and colorfully, too. So well in fact, that it looked like she couldn't move if she wanted to. :->


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 08:24 am:

Absolutely love the little one being pulled along!


MUSH!!


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 08:43 am:

Looks brutal, but certainly the race wouldn't have gone on if the dogs were at risk! Interesting they LIKE that temp!


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:13 am:

All I can say is brrrr!! The 2nd doggie looks like John Dee's "Millie".


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:40 am:

The frosty mustache looks like a branch from our artificial flocked Christmas tree.


By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:03 am:

For the first time-i wimped out on the CopperDog.
Too cold for me. Thank you for sharing the awesome
photos.I especially enjoyed the close ups of the
beautiful dogs.


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 02:37 pm:

Nice pix!


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:52 pm:

Really nice pictures!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:56 pm:

It's Mardi Gras!
Or, given the record low temperatures in New Orleans today, perhaps it should be called "Mardi Glace"!


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