Thirty mushers and 420 dogs are hitting Minnesota trails in a rebooted John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon that offers new features to make it easier for fans to follow along. Sunday’s Beargrease is the longest dog sled race in the Lower 48 states and is a qualifier for Alaska’s famed Iditarod.
In the simple beauty of the winter woods is heard a chorus of canines. Sharp barks and harmonious howls signal a kennel of sled dogs nearby and ready to run.
Poor snow conditions have forced organizers to postpone the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northeastern Minnesota. The race had been scheduled to start Jan. 27. It’s now postponed until March 10.
Some of the best and most inexpensive winter activities can be found in the park reserves scattered around the Twin Cities.
Winter has yet to make much of an impression on Minnesota, and the recent lack of snow has led to the cancellation of a popular event on the North Shore.
Minnesota’s recent lack of snow is jeopardizing a popular event on the North Shore.
Long before people used snowmobiles to travel across the deep snow of our Minnesota winters, they relied on dogs who pulled sleds.