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~ 2003 Race Season ~
Season Summary: Growing pains and learning experiences.
Dogs In Training - 10

Race: Can-Am Crown 250, Fort Kent Maine - March 1st-3rd

2003
Musher: Mike - Team: 10 dogs - Distance: 250 miles
Finished:Scratched at Maibec after 150 miles. (12 of 26 teams finished the race)

The Team:
Birch(L), Squiggle(L), Zirkle(L), Maple, Summit, Curly, Jim, Kobuk, and Bear went to Maibec with me. .


Race Notes:Wyatt was dropped at Big Machias. Tough trail and unprepared musher. We learned more about mushing in that weekend than we had in the last ten years.



Race:Sandwich Notch Races, Sandwich NH -- February 15th

2003
Musher: Mike - Team: 8 dogs - Distance: 60 miles
Finished: 3rd of 8 teams -- Fastest Siberian Team

The Team:
Squiggle(L), Zirkle(L), Summit, Maple, Curly, Birch, Jim and Kobuk.


Race Notes:Our one good showing of the year! Nice cold day with solid trail and we ran the fastest ever Sandwich Notch 60 for team of siberians, 5hrs 49min 49sec.



Race:Craftsbury True Companion Races, Craftsbury VT -- January 25th

Musher: Mike - Team: 8 dogs - Distance: 60 miles
Finished: 3rd of 8 teams -- 2nd Fastest Siberian Team

The Team:
Squiggle(L), Maple(L), Zirkle, Summit, Birch, Curly, Jim, and Kobuk


Race Notes:At least I didn't get lost at Craftsbury this year…



Race:DESDC Patten/Sherman Mid-Distance Race, Patten/Sherman ME -- January 18th & 19th

Musher: Mike - Team: 8 dogs - Distance: 30 miles each (2 days)
Finished: Scratched with sick team after first day.




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