Doug Wurzelbacher strokes Mack, who is in training to be a lead dog. Standing beside Mack is his father, Otto, who has been the lead dog for years. Photos by Shannon Morrow
3/24/2010 - Sled dog racing is one of those sports that most people don't know a lot about, but for those who do, it pretty much takes over their lives.
Doug Wurzelbacher is a good example of a dog musher that has dedicated his life to the sport. Wurzelbacher bought land just inside the Plumas County border, north of Chilcoot, in order to train his dogs without having to travel to snow.