By Andi Bourne

Fun Run for the Dogs


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Despite temperatures still below zero, Great Falls, Mont. couple Rob and Krystin Barns head out with their huskies for short run at the Montana Mountain Musher's Canine Fun Run Saturday, Jan. 7. While they said the trails were pretty good except for a few ruts, the temperatures brought them back earlier than they would have liked.

SEELEY LAKE - Montana Mountain Mushers (MMM) hosted a dog sledding and skijoring fun run Jan. 7 and 8. Despite sub-zero temperatures on Saturday morning, nearly a dozen people showed up to run their dogs. Sunday morning welcomed dog-entusiasts with warmer temperatures and a nice layer of fresh snow.

While there was no formal demonstration or organized start, Seeley Lake Musher Rob Loveman offered tips and tricks to anyone who was interested. Other avid skijorers, visited with each other and shared their experiences.

Ed and Joanna Thamke from Helena brought their two labradoodles Jack and J...

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