Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run celebrates Cariboo history

Participants carried mail from Quesnel to Barkerville over the three-day event

One of the dog teams comes into Barkerville Jan. 27. Karen Powell photo
A skijorer takes part in the Barkerville Dash from Wells to Barkerville, the final event of the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run. Karen Powell photo
One of the Mail Run participants hands her mail bag over to Kerry Onanski of Canada Post outside the Barkerville Post Office Jan. 27 at the end of the three-day mail run. Karen Powell photo
Four-year-old Brandi Parkinson pets Spirit just outside the Quesnel Post Office right before Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run participants were sworn in as official Canada Post mail carriers Jan. 25. Lindsay Chung photo
Spirit inspects the mail bags right before they are given to participants. Lindsay Chung photo
The dogs are antsy to begin the first stage of the Mail Run at Umiti Pit. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Snowy conditions during the first stage of the Mail Run Jan. 25 near Umiti Pit, north of Quesnel. Ronan O’Doherty photo
A musher participates in the first stage of the Mail Run Jan. 25. Ronan O’Doherty photo
A dog team arrives at Barkerville’s main street in the final moments of the Barkerville Dash. Lindsay Chung photo
This dog quickly found a way to cool off after skijoring the Barkerville Dash. Lindsay Chung photo
A musher hands her mail bag over to Kerry Onanski from Canada Post after finishing the three-day Mail Run. Lindsay Chung photo
Jeff Dinsdale of Quesnel comes through Barkerville’s main street at the end of the Mail Run. Lindsay Chung photo
The official mail bags outside the Barkerville Post Office. This year, just under 2,000 special Mail Run envelopes were sold. Lindsay Chung photo
Two dog teams race for the finish as they complete the Barkerville Dash. Lindsay Chung photo

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