Seventh Annual FREE Dogsledding Dryland Training Camp
Sponsored by Montana Mountain Mushers
Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7, 2018
West Side Bypass Trail, 4 miles north of Seeley Lake, MT
Learn about dogsledding, skijoring or dryland mushing. We will instruct beginners along with running our own dogs. No experience necessary and it’s FREE. Experienced mushers are always welcome to join in the fun (schedule below).
Any type of wheeled rig (4-wheelers, dog scooters, bikes or carts) and your dogs are welcome. If you bring dogs, please have a tie-out system such as a picket line for them. Be prepared for any type of weather and bring mid-morning snacks and water for your dogs.
Clinic Topics: dogs, training, equipment, nutrition and venues with lots of time to ask questions.
Send registration to: email@example.com or MMM Training Camp, Box 76, Olney, MT 59927
REGISTRATION FORMS: Request forms or direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or download form at www.montanamountainmushers.com. Call (406) 881-2909 or (406) 677-3141 for additional information. Registration deadline is September 28–please pre-register so we have enough 4-wheelers and instructors. Please e-mail the form to email@example.com.
SCHEDULE: Saturday, 8-11 a.m. run dogs; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. topic discussions; 1-3 p.m. Montana Mountain Mushers potluck (A-L bring salad, M-Z bring dessert) and fall meeting; 4 p.m. Kennel Tour; 6 p.m. BBQ at Rob Loveman’s kennel (bring meat & side dish), and Sunday, 8-10 a.m. run dogs.
DIRECTIONS: Travel 4 miles north of Seeley Lake on Hwy. 83, turn left between mm 19 and 20 at White Tail Cabins onto Boy Scout Road, go 1 mile, turn right onto Fawn Creek Road, go three-quarters of a mile. Parking for West Side Bypass is on the left. Primitive camping is available.
MOTELS: Seeley Lake Motor Lodge (677-2335) or Tamaracks Resort (677-2433). If you are bringing dogs, please ask whether they are dog friendly before you book your accommodations (they always have been). There is also primitive camping at the trailhead.
Please join us for JACK BECKSTROM’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE on Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at Whitefish Assembly, 150 Lamb Lane, Whitefish, Montana. If you would like to share a story or how Jack may have influenced your life, please come ready to share a short story at the celebration or if you can’t come, please share on Fb.
Come and celebrate the life and legacy of Jack Beckstrom, dog musher, mentor, teacher, leader, friend, woodsmith, innovator, advocate, encourager, man of God. He was in the shop the night before he left this world doing what he loved to do … creating a new design and building a sled.
He was known in the early days of the Governor’s Cup 500 (now the Race to the Sky) as the mellow musher. I quickly realized that he was one of the most calm men I had ever met (which was sometimes very frustrating when he got my Norwegian up). He came to me in one of my most darkest times and taught me how to trust and laugh again. My heart grieves for him but because of who he was, the worst day of my life (when he passed away) turned into the best day for him and he joins a host of truly great men in heaven. I miss him so much but I am truly grateful to have walked with this man of God even if my steps were baby steps compared to his size 13’s. He has left big shoes to fill and I know he would challenge all of you to be the person that God wants you to be and influence your community by loving on them.