Sled Dog Racers Get Ready for Siskiyou Competition Feb. 9-10

Barbara Schaefer of Grass Valley knows all about the highs and lows of sled dog racing. She’s been running dogs for a quarter century, and racing them for 16 years.It may sound funny now, but it wasn’t at the time, when her 12-dog team got tangled around a tree while chasing a wayward skunk. She’s been dragged along behind the dogs when her sled hit a rock and tipped over. And in her very first race she was knocked unconscious after getting thrown off her sled when it went around a curve.Still, she loves gliding over the snow with her dogs and cherishes what she describes as “an amazing lifestyle that really brings you back to nature.”Read more here:


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