Sport: Dog Days in Winter

Skiers, skaters and snowmobile jockeys have inflated the audience for winter weather. A smaller, more select group of frosted sportsmen also follows snow bulletins with fascination: the men who hitch Huskies to light wood rigs and mush across wilderness trails in sled-dog races. From the White Mountains of New Hampshire through the Upper Midwest snow belt to Alaska, a cadre of dog sledders has been reviving the arcane sport for thrills and profit. TIME Correspondent Richard Woodbury visited Ely, Minn., to cover the Sixth All-American Sled-Dog Championships. His report:

The thermometer hovered just...

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