Recommended Gear

At all times, all participants should have on their person, matches/lighter, a knife, a disposable survival blanket. This is especially important in the event that a musher should become separated from his/her dog team.

Participants should consider having on their sled or in their pack, an axe, suitable warm-weather parka and footwear, emergency personal food and water, a headlight, first aid kit for self and dogs, snowshoes

The Event Bib must be worn by participants at all times, to be returned in good condition at the end of the event

Every musher’s equipment should also include:

Preparation & Services

Trails used by cross-country dog mushers tend to be quite isolated…that is part of the allure for most people involved with back-country travel. The best place for spectators to be part of the “On Trail” action is at the START/FINISH staging areas….a different one for each day. These are described on the website under the Mail Run and Stage Race Information tabs. The Quick Overview buttons give an estimated time line for each day’s events. Saturday at Troll Resort will provide a relaxed opportunity for spectators to meet the mushers and their dogs, to view the dog teams coming and going and Musher’s Sports event, all of this before the start of the Saturday Evening Dinner and Auction. The Grande Finale will take place along Barkerville’s main street in front of the Post office, where all of the mail carriers will hand over their mail pouch to the Postal Superintendent where the mail will then be placed into the regular mail system for delivery all over the world.

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