The Pedigree Stage Stop Race is an annual eight-stage sled dog race through western Wyoming and eastern Idaho. The race, which begins in Jackson Hole, is challenging because it is neither sprint nor distance. Each stage is different; it is more about strategy than speed. The race features mushers from all over North America.
We were in Jackson Hole for the race this year. The town was abuzz form 5 pm on, with the bars and restaurants in the town center area all crowded, with a real sense of excitement. At 6:30 pm the first two sleds set off. Other sleds set off at about ten minute intervals. This was a fairly short leg – a few blocks to the base of Snow King, followed by a torch parade down the mountain and fireworks. A fun event!