“How was the trip?” Admin says on the phone.
Spence’s voice comes through the speaker. “Less said the better.”
“But you got to Tucson?”
“And you’re on three panels today at the Tucson Book Festival?”
“Looking forward to it.”
“First, here’s the report from Rebecca, CEO of Snowhook, our team in the greatest sled dog race on earth.”
As of Friday evening, AJ and the team arrived in Shageluk—the village of the dog people. I expect him to rest for several hours before calling, “Ready!” and then, “Let’s go!” It was another long day, and one that was run in forty degree temperatures. Not to mention the hills. Oh, how AJ dislikes the hills on the southern route. The southern route is run every other year. In 2011, the first year AJ ran the southern route, he ran up each of the hills to lighten the load for the dogs. As he neared the top of each hill, he convinced himself it was the last hill. Time and again, he was disappointed as he saw the next next ascent. Soon he will leave behind the hills, and run along the mighty Yukon River. Until then, they rest.
(Note – Rebecca’s written a story about those hills – coming soon.)
Welcome Aisha, Mazie, Katie & Emma, Lexi from NJ, Toby (Tibetan spaniel).
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