|A little starting line showdown.|
The Methow Valley Nordic Club's Doggie Dash is a zany, off-the-wall event which delights spectators and participants, locals and out-of-towners. Held at the Winthrop Town Trailhead on Sunday of President's Day weekend, this year's celebration of nordic skiing and dogs boasted excellent snow conditions and brilliant, sunny weather.
Participants on skis ranged from Emmet Bondi at age 3-ish, to full-fledged senior citizens reacquainting themselves with their inner child.
|Karla Segale as entomologist, left, Susan Pritchard in striped leggings, right.|
Separate prizes are given for costumes and speed; one need not be a champion skier to compete.
The rules, written by the Nordic Club, are as follows:
|Danbert Nobacon, left, John Spaude, right, Teri Pieper with camera in the background.|