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Iditarod 2001 - Tales from the Trail

March 13, 2001

This is the section of the diary that I am going to label ďCombiningĒ, yes Iím grasping at straws.

I really have nothing to say, but thatís not going to stop me.

To keep myself from going crazy while Karen makes her way up the trail I watch a lot of movies.  This week Iíve watched everything from Pinocchio to Apocalypse Now.  Needless to say Iíve had some very strange dreams at night. I also watch the tide come in and out of the Knik Arm that I can see directly out of the front window of the house that Iím staying at. I was planning on watching some grass grow tomorrow but I donít want the week to peak too early.

Some of Karenís mail from the trail is slowly but surely trickling in.  This is the stuff from the checkpoints that she is either done with or extra stuff that she didnít need but isnít garbage.  Things like socks, gloves, gangline, and harnesses.  I sort it out, clean it and pack it away for the trip home.

The main reason for this diary entry was to tell you about a place on the Cabelaís site that I stumbled onto this morning where you can wish Karen good luck.  Some of you have found this on your own but Iíll tell the rest of you where it is.  Go to the Iditarod website, click on the Cabelaís page.  On the left side of the page you will find a heading called ďTalk ForumsĒ click on it, then click on ďRoot for your MusherĒ.  Scroll down until you see ďGO KAREN GOĒ then root away.  The next time I talk to Karen Iíll tell her to go take a look.

Oreo is back to 100%, the only work that she is doing now is working on her tan.

Well there you go, you know itís okay that thereís not much to talk about.

Mark

Karen's 2001 Diary

 


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