Eagle Cap ExtremeName: Eagle Cap ExtremeDate: January 18, 2017Website: http://www.eaglecapextreme.com/Event Description:Oregon's only Iditarod and Yukon Quest Qualifier!
The Eagle Cap Extreme runs through the rugged Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon. It has been described as challenging, fun and drop-dead beautiful by participants and fans alike. This all-volunteer race receives high marks for professionalism and for being very well run. We focus on making the mushers experience as safe, comfortable and fun as possible. The mushers and their dogs really love their fans, especially all the school kids that make a special field trip to see the event.
The event starts with morning Vet Checks on Main Street in Joseph, 9 am followed by afternoon checks in Enterprise at 1 pm. The Vet Checks are a fun way to meet the mushers and interact with the dogs! They are free and open to the public. Then join the mushers at a community potluck at the Joseph Civic Center.
The race starts the next day at 1:00 at the Fergi Ski Area, about 9 miles southeast of Joseph. Fans can line up on the side of the starting chute to root for their favorite team! Race Start Parking is provided nearby, with a shuttle starting at 10:45 or prepare for a 5 to 10 minute walk on a plowed road to get to the Fergi Ski Area. The race start is also free and open to the public. There will be a banquet on Saturday evening.