Foxburg Winter Fest

Even though they didn't race, the sled dogs still enjoyed the weekend.

Although the snow came too late for the sled dogs, Foxburg’s Winter Fest was a fun and enjoyable winter moment. Unfortunately warmer weather in the beginning of the week melted the previous week-end snow to bare ground. With dog teams and mushers coming from seven states and forecasts of only a few inches by Saturday morning race organizer Butch Alworth canceled the sled dog race earlier in the week. As he explained there has to be a sufficient packed snow base for the dogs to run, to protect their feet, and prevent cutting their paws on stones, asphalt or sticks.

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