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The New England Sled Dog Races At Appleton Farms!

January 28, 2013
A musher and sled dog race team on the course during the New England Sled Dog Races at Appleton Farms.

A musher and his team race towards the finish line!

The Final Countdown!

The final countdown to the New England Sled Dog Races at Appleton Farms in Hamilton, Massachusetts has begun! Save the dates of February 2nd and 3rd for some incredible winter racing action — and pray for snow!

It’s All About Snow…

I took this photo during the 2011 New England Sled Dog Races event. Winter that year was quite memorable in New England as snow was definitely abundant. In sharp contrast, however, was last winter — snow was almost nowhere to be found and the temperature unusually warm. While many New Englanders celebrated the dust collecting on their snow shovels, those of us looking forward to the New England Sled Dog Races were disappointed. The races had to be cancelled.

Brrrr… An Arctic Blast!

This winter has thus far given us a bit of everything — rain, snow, single digit temps, and currently an Arctic Blast with a teeth-chattering, face-stinging wind chill. I call that… promising! We’ve got the cold weather, the venue, the mushers, the dog teams, and lots of excitement brewing. All we need now is one nice snowfall in time for the races.

Mother Nature’s in Control

This is New England and that means anything’s possible. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Mother Nature cooperates with the white stuff!

Click here for some additional images from the 2011 event and to learn more about what this action-packed event has to offer.

1/29/2013 UPDATE!  Sadly Mother Nature is expected to melt the existing snow by the weekend. Therefore, the races have now been officially cancelled for this year.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 70-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 130 mm, f/3.5, 1/3200 sec.

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