Invitation to California Gold Mush Sled Dog & Snowshoe Races

by Sleddoggin Staff on April 7, 2011

WE HAVE SNOW and wanted to personally invite you to the fast-expanding California Gold Mush Sled Dog & Snowshoe Race and the 9th Annual Lake Davis Sled Dog Race the last weekend of February in Portola, California…convenient to Reno Nevada and Lake Tahoe/Truckee California, (just north of Quincy on Hwy 99.) The event this year is being put on in cooperation by Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers, Fourteen Angels Foundation, Soroptimist International of Portola, and the Feather Community Arts Center.

Attached is an entry form, free collector’s 2009 race poster, and following is a quick-link to our new race and events website

If you are traveling a distance and need help or handling help for your team, we will have volunteers assigned to you if this would be helpful. Just let us know what we can do to make your stay and participation easier on you and on your team.

Chalet View Lodge is the race headquarters again this year, and we suggest you call them to get your room reservations in early if you plan to stay there. (Be sure to ask for the discount offered to race attendees.) The local chamber can provide you with additional lodging and camping suggestions, and all phone numbers and contact information is available on the website and on the poster attached.

Saturday evening dinner is only $10, and the great Celtic group “Gairin” will enliven our party again this year. Under 12 dinners are on only $5 and under 6 is free, so bring the kids!

Ticket and race information are available at the website, or of course, call the race hotline at 530-218-6896 and we will answer your questions.

If you are planning to participate in the 50 mile (100 mile weekend total) distance race, the vet check is planned for 3-5PM Friday at the Portola City Park. Maps and full scheduling information are on the website, but please feel free to call the race hotline at 530-218-6896 for answers to your questions, to share any special needs you have. You can e-mail your questions to, or to this e-mail address, or just enter your questions on the “Contact Us” page of the website.

The trails are being co-produced with the help of 2009 Trail Boss Rock Wood with help from Cindy Wood, volunteers from the Forest Service, and volunteers from Plumas County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue.

Our race vet is Doug Marks, DVM, and our Race Marshall is Allen Iverson.

Should you have any other questions, please let us know.

See you at the races!

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  3. Jeff King Visits Central California To Discuss Life As A Musher


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