2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races!

We had a blast today going to the 2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races. First, I’ve never been to a dog sled race so that was exciting in and of itself. Plus, we got to visit Tanacross, an Athabascan village near Tok, which was a very special privilege for all of us. (Here’s some interesting information about the Tanacross language.)

It was a blue sky, white clouds, frigid day, but despite the cold we enjoyed every minute of the experience, including the “up-close-and-personal” access we had to the racers and sled dogs. Here are just a few photos from the day. More on my Flickr page.

I look forward to more outdoor activities and events in the Tok area, and more than anything, look forward to returning to Tanacross in the near future.

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

2009 Tanacross Dog Sled Races

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  1. Rodney

     /  March 8, 2009

    That is so cool. Although I find it ironic that the racers are not the dogs. Hey look who’s doing all the work, LOL. đŸ˜›

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  2. OMG, look at that sprint sled. I wonder what I could have done with something that light when I was racing, wow!

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  3. Dawn Marie Holling

     /  March 8, 2009

    Boy ~~ we sure missed the dog sled races this year. Paul Holling who was the Senior Chief at the U.S. Coast Guard base in 2005-2007, won 2nd place in the 2007 Tok Businesmen’s Race, and it was his first time dog sledding. He had a wonderful time and it was an experience he will never forget! Thanks to the Proberts!

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  4. Oh my, that one dog has the crazy eyes of Stains, the dog in the cupcake trance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUbsc_a-e3g

    Were you enticing it with cupcakes? : )

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  5. Teddy-Teddy

     /  March 26, 2009

    Lot’s a fun….I won a Winchester 94 30-30 in the raffle for five bucks of tickets….yaaaa-hoooo!

    ….and the dog races were fun, too!

    Reply

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