I just got off the
phone with Karen from Takotna. Apparently its okay
to use the phone on your 24 hour break as long as
you don't tie it up for to long.
All the dogs are doing
great, Batdog is a little dehydrated, but Karen
still has over 12 hours to get him drinking again.
Dasher, Jinx, JR, and Moe have done all the
leading. Watt has been Karen's Superdog.
While crossing the burn
Karen tipped the sled and was dragged for a bit, and
in the process had her pants pulled down to her
ankles. While she was correcting this rather
embarrassing situation her hand got slammed into a
rock and it swelled up. Before the race I told
Karen to remove her wedding ring, but she refused.
At one of the next check points, I'm not sure which
one, she had to get the ring cut off.
Karen said that Jeff
Shultz, and the camera crews have been taking lots
of pictures and video of her and the team in Takotna,
so keep your eyes open.
Last year the ITC made
the decision that mushers had to supply their own
shipping crates to get the teams out of Nome. I've
got 12 crates lined up, but if things keep going the
way that they are it looks like I'll have to find a
few more to get our dogs home.