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~ 2000 Race Season ~
Season Summary: First year racing for Team Tsuga.
Dogs In Training - 5

Race: Phillips Brook 30, Stark, NH - January 20th

Musher: Mike - Team: 5 dogs - Distance: 30 miles
Finished:5th of 7 teams - 3rd Fastest Siberian Team

The Team:
Wyatt(Single-Lead), Squiggle, Birch, Jim and Kobuk


Race Notes:First race ever for Team Tsuga and it was so cold the morning of the race that Sue had to stay home to tend the woodstove. We were under-prepared, for sure, but ya gotta start somewhere…



Race:Sandwich Notch 30, Sandwich NH -- February 19th

Musher: Mike - Team: 5 dogs - Distance: 30 miles
Finished: 2nd of 20 teams -- Fastest Siberian Team

The Team:
Birch(L), Squiggle(L), Wyatt, Jim and Kobuk.


Race Notes:Wow!! The "little team that could" powered through a foot of fresh snow on race day for an unexpected, but very pleasant, result. A great way to finish our first season of racing!



Race:Craftsbury True Companion Races, Craftsbury VT -- January 27th

Musher: Mike - Team: 5 dogs - Distance: 30 miles
Finished: 7th of 13 teams -- 4th Fastest Siberian Team

The Team:
Wyatt(S-L), Squiggle, Birch, Jim and Kobuk.


Race Notes:With Sue along this weekend, we finished our second race and gained some more invaluable experience…



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