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PHOTOS: Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge & Nordic Center

by CASEY KREIDER, Daily Inter Lake
| February 25, 2023 3:30 PM

Around 40 teams from the United States and Canada hit the trails for the annual Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge & Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. Races continue at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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A one-dog skijor team heads out onto the course at the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A musher leads his four-dog team through the course during the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A four-dog team leads its musher through the course during the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A one-dog skijor team heads out onto the course at the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A musher leads his four-dog team through the course during the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A two-dog skijor team nears the finish line at the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Shari Johnson, right, with Sierra Sheep Farms in Polson, talks with friends with her two-dog team of Kyonggo, a collie and Rottweiler mix, and Miska, a mix of husky, shepherd and Samoyed, after their race at the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A musher leads his four-dog team through the course during the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A one-dog skijor team heads out onto the course at the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A four-dog team leads its musher through the course during the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kathy Luedtke holds Robin, a German shorthair belonging to her friend Teresa Petterson, before the start of the one-dog skijor races at the Flathead Classic Sled Dog Races at Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center in Olney on Saturday, Feb. 25. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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