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Durango local snowshoe racer, Sandra “Dawagaghti” Lee ( yinishye, Tachii nii nishli, Kinyaa aanii bashishchini – born for the Red-Running-Into-Water Clan, and born for the Towering House Clan), ran a National Qualifying time at Durango’s USSSA-Sanctioned Snowshoe Race; The Winter Warrior 10k (held Feb. 9th, at the Durango Nordic Center), and now stands to make sports history as the first female Native American to ever compete at a National Snowshoe Championship…

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(all access!)  WF TEMPLE GONG!  Let’s Make History:  Get Dawagahti To Nationals This March!

HELP ME GET DAWAGAHTI TO MAKE NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY!

She could be the FIRST female Native American to compete at the US National Snowshoe Championships this March 15-17…i NEED YOUR WARRIOR HAND!

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Excerpt from my weekly HP Yogi Missive to my local sangha here in Durango; “Look to your duty; do not tremble before it; nothing is better for a warrior than a battle of sacred duty. The doors of heaven open for warriors who rejoice to have a battle like this thrust on them by chance.” […]

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your feeble leader, cranks the Tsidool Sacred Pilgrimage…and BOY am i worked!

…feeble ilg is STOKED to be Durango’s highest-placing finisher in 4 hours and 57 minutes; 6th in AG, 29th OA (out of 170! Soloists). yet, ilg is even MORE Stoked about how GREAT my Students did:

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then, i worked on my Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon transitions at Chapman this morning; run into ski, ski into snowshoes, and reversing them for Saturday…itching to Toe The Start Line of my most Sacred Hurt of all! got my most complicated transition (snowshoe into ski) down to 1’22″…

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Race Update:   Today’s Winter Warrior Snowshoe Race gets NUKED by new snow and plasters everyone with JOY!

my 3rd Annual and NOW a National Qualifying Snowshoe Race for the entire 4-Corner Region; The Winter Warrior 10k proved another ripe plum picked mid-winter among a full throttle winter storm!

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update

in some circumstances, an unpacked Course is safer in snow event situations than a packed powder Course.

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HP Yogi Rob Trudeaux took all warrior scalps in the 2012 Men’s 10k Open, going back and forth with marathoner Pete Mech until Last Gasp Hill! Yogi RT covered the course in new record time: 56:59. he graciously answered 3 questions before his defense of his Title less than 48 hours before the Start Gun goes…here is what he said:

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