In response to a question on the
NorthWapitiNews email list Karen said...
Actually Snickers necropsy is completed. She was
cremated earlier in the week and we picked up her
ashes on Friday. She will go home to Perryvale for
her final resting place. Mark and I have already picked
location in our yard for her. We were very touched to not only receive a
lovely box with her ashes, but a heart shaped
piece of clay with her pawprint on it. It brought about
a whole new round of tears, even though I thought
no more were possible. It will be a very cherished
As for when we are going home to Perryvale - that is a
bit of a story right now. See NONE of my gear is back
off the trail. That includes the sled I was driving when
I scratched in Grayling, all my favored gear that was in
it, my second sled that was in McGrath and all my
leftovers from the checkpoints. Mark figures it is well
in excess of $10,000 worth of stuff.
Stuff should start trickling in starting
on Tuesday or Wednesday, however for Mark to make it
home in time to get back to work we need to leave
Thursday - which probably means we will be forced to
leave alot of gear up
here. Jamie is too kind and has no issue with that, but
I hate having to have her sort, clean and store all my
Then I discovered that there is a 300 mile race starting
at Wolverine Lodge on Lake Louise on April 2nd and
wheels began to turn in my head...
It would be VERY nice to end the season on a positive
note - AND that would enable me to gather up most of my
gear before heading home. The problem is Mark has to
head back home. So in order to make this happen, we need
to find a handler for me for the Taiga 300 race and
someone to drive home with me.
Time is pushing hard on this plan - as we need to book
Mark a flight home ASAP, but there is no point in doing
that if I can't find a handler/traveling companion.
So, Mark will be home later this week, but at this
point, I'm really not sure when I will be home!
Follow the race -