FORT KENT, Maine — Can Am Crown 30 musher Ashley Simpson-Patterson of Shirley unloads her dog Fang Friday during registration and vet check at Lonesome Pine Ski Lodge in Fort Kent.

The 20th running of the Can Am Crown gets under way Saturday, March 3, when 66 teams, split among the event’s 30-, 60- and 250-mile races, take off down Main Street beginning at 8 a.m.

Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly is a reporter at the Bangor Daily News with a regular bi-weekly column. Julia has been a freelance travel writer/photographer since 2000.