Annual Sled Dog Race to Feature First Ever Juniors Event
Enterprise, OR. 12 December 2014
For the first time in the eleven-year history of the Eagle Cap Extreme, young mushers will have a race of their own.
The ECX has long been known for its challenging course that serves as a qualifying race for the two most prestigious events in the sport of mushing, Alaska’s Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. This January experienced mushers, including some Iditarod veterans, will share the spotlight with the next generation of sled dog runners. The race features novice mushers between 14 and 17 years old, racing four to six-dog teams. The Juniors race begins at Ferguson Ridge ski hill on Friday afternoon, January 23nd, immediately after the second stage of the pot race. From there, young mushers travel along the Canal Road to Salt Creek Summit, then return to Fergi to complete the 22-mile course.
Enterprise, Oregon. 27 January, 2014
The 10th annual Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race wrapped up Saturday morning in the pre-dawn cold at Ferguson Ridge ski hill. For the second year in a row, it was Laura Daugereau who claimed the 200-mile crown. Daugereau, of Stockett, Montana, battled warm day-time temperatures, difficult terrain, and a tenacious field of mushers to win her second 12-dog, 200-mile title in her three ECX appearances.