North Wapiti Iditarod 2000 Journal


March 12, 2000


Haven't heard from Karen, all I know is that she is on her way to Ruby and that she dropped 2 dogs in Cripple. I don't know which 2, so don't ask me. One thing that I've learned from years and years of handling and waiting for Karen is that no news is good news.

Well that's enough about Karen. Today I entered Sunny, Breezy, Draco & Hawk, plus 2 borrowed dogs into a 6 dog 10 mile purebred race. It was fun, but another thing that I've learned from years and years of handling is that you can't spend 10 months training distance dogs then expect them to run a sprint race. We finished 7th or 8th out of 10 teams, I really wasn't paying attention, there was a potluck supper and I haven't eaten a home made meal in a while.

I leave for Nome on Thursday, Karen's Mom and brother are still trying to get their tickets, Nome gets pretty crowded this time of year.

Mr. Howl made the front page of the Anchorage Daily News. The story talks about some of the differences between Sibes and Alaskans. Check it out yourself on

That's all for now. Stay tuned.


(See images of Karen's dogs taken by a friend - more to come!)

Karen's Diary

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