Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Cascade Quest Results
The Cascade Quest is a 3 day stage race in Leavenworth, WA. The class I competed in was the 12-dog 100 mile event. The first day we do an out and back trail that is about 30 miles. The second day, we go out to Trinity, a town that can only be accessed by snowmobile or dog team in the winter, and camp out there until the next morning when we head back down to the finish. This was Alice, Kaycee, Bella, and Jasper's first camping trip ever in their life and they soon figured out how to lay down and sleep like the older dogs were doing. It was very warm and rained on us the first stage and the second stage and camp out, but the dogs did really great. We got second place and we were only less than 7 minutes behind the first place team. Less than 7 minutes over 100 miles is pretty close. But the real accomplishment was receiving the Best Cared for Team Award. This means that the vets though that I had taken the best care of my team. All the dogs finished the race healthy and happy and were even ready to keep going further. I will post some pictures in a couple days.