Ever since reading “Call of the Wild” and “White Fang” as a young girl, I’ve wondered what it would be like to travel via dog sled. Well, this is an opportunity for spectators like me to observe the sled dog community up close.
If you are already a musher (one that leads a sled dog team) and want to participate in some competitions or learn more about happenings in the sport, come to Stanley Idaho on March 9 & 10.
This is the forth annual Sled Dog Rendezvous. Most of the events take place in the beautiful snow-covered hills surrounding Stanley, a quaint country setting. The Rendezvous features multiple mid-distance dog sled races and skijoring. Anyone is allowed to come and enjoy the competition as a spectator.
Sled Dog Rendezvous Schedule and Fees
Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8th. There is a Mushers meeting at Mountain Village Restaurant at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Applications and fees can be turned in at meeting. Dinner will be provided.
Saturday, March 9th at 7:30 a.m. race information will be available and check-in will continue. At 8:30 a.m. the races start. Skijoring will start about 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10th at 8:30 a.m. the second day of races begins. Skijoring is at 12:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. the awards presentation will take place. For further details, go to www.stanley.id.gov or call 208-774-2286.
Lodging in South Eastern Idaho
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