Friday, March 02, 2007

Sled Dog Race at Polebridge

Did you see the movie "Eight Below?

Would you be willing to brave Montana's harsh winter weather at high altitudes riding atop an open sled for 15 miles to win a bottle of root beer?

Drop whay you're doing this weekend. Dress warmly and head to Polebridge! Because the 26th. Annual Root Beer Classic sled dog race will be held this Sat. & Sun. (March 3rd. - 4th.). The race will begin and end at the Polebridge Mercantile, who offers fresh pastry & a whole lot of fun! If you are not familiar with the area, Polebridge is north of Columbia Falls abutting Glacier National Park.

Mushers and their sled dog teams will race a 15 mile trail along North Fork Road and Hay Creek. The race begins at 10:00 AM and the grand prize is.... yep, you guessed it, a bottle of root beer!

As "dog people", my wife and I attended our first Polebridge sled dog race last year and we had a blast. This was a really cool (no pun intended) event and will give you a flavor of Montana you may have never experienced. There will also be skijoring races, so if you have no idea what that means... better come out to Polebridge this weekend.

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