Eagle Lake 100- and 30-miler dogsled race gallery

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14 January 2012

EAGLE LAKE - On Saturday, January 14, mushers, spectators and, of course, hundreds of dogs, gathered in the small northern Maine town of Eagle Lake to see the launch of the Irving Woodlands Eagle Lake 100 and Mad Bomber 30 dogsled races.

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CLEARING THE PIPES BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE

It was a clear morning of single-digit temperatures.  The fans were freezing and the dogs were howling in excitement for the races to begin.

Folks can enjoy this gallery of images from the start of the races, which Fiddlehead Focus photojournalist Julie Daigle shot.

 

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAWN...I'M NOT BORED

 

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IF I BECOME ANY MORE EXCITED, I MIGHT LITERALLY BURST INTO FLAMES.

 

 

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I WILL MAKE YOU PROUD OF ME. I PROMISE.

 

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WHEN IS OUR TURN?

 

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A MUSHER USES HIS JEDI POWERS TO PUT A DOG IN THE PROPER POSITION IN FRONT OF THE SLED

 

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YOU THINK A SNOWMOBILE IS FAST?  JUST WATCH US.

 

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NOTHIN' BUT A HOUND DOG?  THINK AGAIN.

 

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YES-YES, WE LOVE YOU.  CAN WE GO NOW?

 

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A ZEN MASTER

 

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CAUTION, DO NOT GET IN FRONT OF THIS DOG

 

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MUTT AND JEFF

 

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LEADING THE WAY TO THE START

 

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NO WORRIES.  OUR TURN WILL COME SOON.

 

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PRE-RACE DANCE

 

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I LOVE THIS.  THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU.

 

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ON OUR WAY

 

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THE TIME OF OUR LIVES

 

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LOOK, BOB, THERES A LADY WITH A CAMERA.  SHEESH, JEFFREY, HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, JUST RUN.

 

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NOT THE TIME TO CHECK YOUR HEART RATE

 

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CATCHING MY STRIDE

 

Comments

nice pics

Great pics Julie! But I can't tell how could you were...

Dog Races

Awesome captures Julie! Looks like a fun time had by all...

race photos

Great pics, great captions. You really captured the spirit. Thank you!