Twenty Years Ago In The Copper River Valley...
The "Roadhouse Race" -- Mushers Assembled In The Brown Bear Roadhouse During An Early Race. Photos are not necessarily from 1995. (c) 1986-2014 Copper River Country Journal
|Local Musher Fred E. Heinz at Waters Edge.|
|A Young Martin Buser Checks In.|
|A Copper Basin 300 Musher Checks In With A Volunteer At Gakona Lodge Checkpoint.|
|The 1995 race began at Meiers Lake. At that time, the race moved its starting point every year, and also sometimes alternated directions of the race, "changing it up" -- so nobody could "practice" winning strategies.|
|There's concern this year -- for the 2015 race -- that there will be open water out on the trail. That was an expectation 20 years ago, too.|