Twenty-some skijorers took off on Fun Run at the Tsalteshi ski trails (March 11), basking in the brilliant March sunshine and kicking up their heels on the freshly groomed trails. Thanks to the Tsalteshi Trail Association a skiers were given this one-time opportunity to take their dogs on the exceptional Tsalteshi trail system, which is otherwise off limits to dogs in the wintertime.
Many thanks to them for their willingness to give this run a thumbs-up, and to Bill Holt for the exceptional nighttime grooming he did before and after the event. We’re also grateful for the energetic volunteer trail help from Julie Nichols, Denise Dutile, Tammy Strausbaugh, Adam Reimer, Jim Bennett, Sara Hepner, and KDLL Public Radio and the Clarion for helping spread the word. And, let’s face it neither dogs nor people could have had such a tail-wagging good time without the generous support of the following sponsors: Our Best Friends, Cohoe Micro Bakery, Blockbuster Video, Kaladi Coffee, The Great Alaska Pizza Company and Alaska State Parks. A great time was had by humans and canines alike!
Jane Handy and Patti Berkhahn
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