Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Race to the Sky continues to build mushing community

Cold faces, warm smiles


February 14, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

300-mile mushers Cindy Gallea and Damon Ramaker coming into Check Point 2 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall just before 8 a.m. Sunday morning. They came in behind Brett Bruggeman of Great Falls, Mont. and Clayton Perry of Power, Mont.

SEELEY LAKE – With temperatures below zero and wind chills estimated at -47 degrees, it was a frigid start to the 34th annual Race to the Sky in Lincoln, Mont. where the 300-mile and the 100-mile races started Saturday, Feb. 9. However, the cold did not seem to bother the dogs and there was a warmth in the community of mushers, volunteers and veterinarians who came together not only to see whose team was the best on the course but also to honor and remember one of the original race organizers Jack Beckstrom.

Lead veterinarian Kathy Topham said she and the other veterinarians were concerne...

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