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North Wapiti Siberian Husky Kennels Iditarod 2008 - Tales from the Trail

March 6, 2008

  Update from Takotna

Go figure, Now they are telling us there we can use the computer here!!! As Mark reported, things are going very well. It is however in the mid 40's temperature wise and that has me pretty stressed. The dogs have moved off their straw and are lying in the snow, panting. Looks like I will probably drop Batty. He's drinking cold water and picking at food, but unless things seriously pick up with him in the next few hours, he will be catching a plane home. Crunchie and Jinx are nursing ouchy shoulders, but should be good to go out of here.

My time on the trail has been lovely. Beautiful scenery and fun runs. We are having a seriously good time. Lance Mackey was telling stories to the Insider over breakfast this morning about my dog team. He was very complimentary and I was so proud I almost burst out of my skin. I hope the clip makes it too the website. Anyway, sorry this isn't longer. If I had known we were allowed, I would have emailed when I had more time.



a few minutes later.........


Okay, now they just came by and said I'm not supposed to be on the computer. I told them a race judge got off of it to let me on. Apparently the race marshall told the Takotna folks we weren't allowed on. Looks like the right hand doesn't know what the left one is doing. Oh well. ;)


Karen's Diary - Iditarod 2008 Edition

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