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Denali Doubles – Photos!

Hey, it took all week… but here are some photos of the Denali Doubles Race!! Click on the pics to enlarge…

A view of the start... nice and sunny! A beautiful day for a race!

A view of the start… nice and sunny! A beautiful day for a race!

Sebastian Schnuelle makes some final preparations at the start.

Sebastian Schnuelle makes some final preparations at the start.

Aliy Zirkle poses for a quick picture with a few dogs from her "Red SP" team at the start.

Aliy Zirkle poses for a quick picture with a few dogs from her “Red SP” team at the start.

Instead of running double sleds, Zoya DeNure and her Doubles partner Ania Chojnacka had a 'double wide' sled made for the race. One of a kind for sure!

Instead of running double sleds, Zoya DeNure and her Doubles partner Ania Chojnacka had a ‘double wide’ sled made for the race. One of a kind for sure!

Christy Berington takes a moment to smile for the camera while harnessing dogs at the race start.

Christy Berington takes a moment to smile for the camera while harnessing dogs at the race start.

Allan Moore and daughter Bridgette Watkins depart from the start.

Allan Moore and daughter Bridgette Watkins depart from the start.

Dan Kaduce and Jodi Bailey head to the starting line with their team of 20 dogs.

Dan Kaduce and Jodi Bailey head to the starting line with their team of 20 dogs.

Dallas Seavey and Benedikt Beisch depart from the start on one single sled. They told us that they took turns sleeping in the basket - and it was sooo comfortable!

Dallas Seavey and Benedikt Beisch depart from the start on one single sled. They told us that they took turns sleeping in the basket – and it was sooo comfortable!

Collen Robertia takes a look at their team while her husband Joseph waits on the runner tails of the second sled to depart from the start.

Collen Robertia takes a look at their team while her husband Joseph waits on the runner tails of the second sled to depart from the start.

Allen Moore and Bridgette Watkins sign in at the Alpine Creek checkpoint.

Allen Moore and Bridgette Watkins sign in at the Alpine Creek checkpoint.

Shaynee Siepke waits patiently for partner Dean Osmar to sign in at the Alpine Creek checkpoint.

Shaynee Siepke waits patiently for partner Dean Osmar to sign in at the Alpine Creek checkpoint.

Dean Osmar to sign in at the Alpine Creek checkpoint.

Dean Osmar to sign in at the Alpine Creek checkpoint.

Jeff and Tracey take a moment to smile for a picture

Jeff and Tracey take a moment to smile for a picture while waiting for teams to arrive at Alpine Creek. This was the one time that Tracey had the camera turned on her! She took most of the pics over the weekend – along with keeping busy and getting the job done.

Sebastian Schnuelle and his partner Klaus Klein give a heads up as they're passed by the camera wielding snow machiners.

Sebastian Schnuelle and his partner Klaus Klein give a heads up as they’re passed by the camera wielding snow machiners.

Teams bed down on the river at the Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

Teams bed down on the river at the Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

Teams bed down on the river at the Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

Teams bed down on the river at the Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

Teams bed down on the river at the Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

Teams bed down on the river at the Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

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Mike Santos turns cameraman as he takes over duties for Benedikt – momentarily at least. Benedikt had that camera running a lot over the weekend. Make sure to check out his videos and interviews from the trail at mushing.tv!

Enjoying the sunshine at Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

Enjoying the sunshine at Maclaren Lodge checkpoint.

A few aerial views of teams... this one appears to be Zoya/Ania.

A few aerial views of teams… this one appears to be Zoya/Ania.

Dan Kaduce and Jodi Bailey.

Dan Kaduce and Jodi Bailey.

Bill Cotter and partner Andy Hutten.

Bill Cotter and partner Andy Hutten.

First place goes to two of our very own

First place goes to two of our very own…. Dave DeCaro and Caroline Sheftel!! They were ALL smiles at the finish.

The race was on for third place between Cim Smyth/Mattie Schmidt and Allen Moore/Bridgette Watkins! Cim/Mattie beat them to the finish line by 4 seconds!!

The race was on for third place between Cim Smyth/Mattie Schmidt and Allen Moore/Bridgette Watkins! Cim/Mattie beat them to the finish line by 4 seconds!!

Allen & Bridgette pose with their lead dogs at the finish of the race.

Allen & Bridgette pose with their lead dogs at the finish of the race.

Scott Smith & Clint Warnke hit the finish line in 5th place on Saturday afternoon.

Scott Smith & Clint Warnke hit the finish line in 5th place on Saturday afternoon.

Hope you enjoy the pictures! It was a great time!

We’ll be in touch!

Comments

  1. Looks like everyone had fun! Congratulations to Dave and partner and the team of fine looking dogs!!!

    Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.

    Bring on the Iditarod!

  2. Great pictures, it looks like you couldn’t have ordered better weather. Will this be an annual event?

  3. What a great set of pics! Thank you!

  4. Great first run at the Rondy!!

    Hope you are enjoying it and taking lots of photos to share!

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