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49 Degrees North nordic trails going to the dogs

Skijoring with a dog on groomed cross-country skiing trails. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Skijoring with a dog on groomed cross-country skiing trails. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

WINTERSPORTS -- The groomed cross-country skiing trails at 49 Degrees North will be going to the dogs on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Leashed dogs will be allowed at the Nordic Center and on the trails for skijoring all day long when accompanied by their human wearing a trail pass.

Gone to the Dogs and Skijor Day is part of the growing popularity of skijorning in which enthusiasts on skis are pulled by harnessed dogs.

To get you going, Spokane Parks has scheduled a skijoring clinic for Saturday at 49 Degrees North.  Preregister at spokaneparks.org, 625-6200.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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