When our buddy, John Fink, headed from his home in Gladwin, MI to the 2009 Meet the Mushers in Mancelona, MI, he had no idea of the ongoing friendship that would result in meeting Montana musher, Jason Barron.
Those 4 days spent camping together has forged a friendship that crosses state lines.
Both John and son, Justin, have headed out West to handle for Jason in the upcoming John Beargrease race.
Jason happens to be the winner of the last two Beargrease Marathon races. 400 miles...
Jason's father, John Barron, is also running the race.
John Barron won two consecutive Beargrease Marathons a decade ago.
This will be quite the battle of the Barrons!
Best of luck to all the mushers and handlers!
See you on the trail ~