North Wapiti Iditarod 2000 Journal
February 9, 2000
Good Morning! Things are really picking up around here. Iditarod is less then a month
away and the work is building every day. Right now the pressing task is Food Drops - we
are planning, acquiring, and packaging the approximately 2000lbs of food and gear needed
to drive a dog team across Alaska. Everything needs to be ready to go to the shipping
company on February 17th - no ands, ifs, or buts. We are hoping to have it all ready and
in a freezer by early next week, so there is no danger of us missing the due date. I just
need to find a freezer :)
Training on the dogs continues to go well. The dogs are strong and spunky! On Monday we
did a 50 mile run and the dogs loped the last mile into the yard - that was sure nice to
see! We are scaling back things a little now, shortening up the miles a little to keep the
attitudes upbeat! The Goose Bay that we had planned on running last weekend was postponed
for 2 weeks due to unseasonably warm weather. We are still going to run it, but we will
just treat it as a fun weekend and not push the dogs at all. It should be a good time!
Jamie Nelson and her crew arrived from Minnesota. Jamie has been helping me prepare for
the Race since last year and it is sure nice to have her around again. I so much
appreciate her help and advice, especially since she is busy getting her own team ready
All for now!
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