Iditarod Day 1
Here is Rebecca’s (CEO of Snowhook) overnight report. Many thanks, Rebecca!
Nenana is an interior village on the road system, and it is where I was able to meet AJ and the team a handful of hours after they left the starting line in Fairbanks. As we waited for teams to arrive, excellent hospitality was offered by the residents of the village. Warm food, friendly greetings, and the use of their community center, not only welcomed mushers, but mushers’ handlers as well.
Teams were able to receive limited support in Nenana, the first of sixteen checkpoints. Mick, Jodi and I loaded straw, water, dog food and AJs food onto an inexpensive plastic sled and waited for the team to arrive. At one minute after four in the afternoon, the team checked into Nenana. After parking the team, a quick vet check, and restocking the sled with supplies, AJ stuck to his plan to rest the team for a few hours. Given the cramped space to camp the dogs, AJ opted to move from the main dog lot and find a quieter location to rest the dogs.
We can expect to see AJ break up the 90 mile stretch between Nenana and the Manley Hot Springs checkpoint into two parts. He will run, rest and the run again.
I arrived home late on Monday evening and was greeted by the dogs remaining at home. Those of us, the left-behinds, will watch as the dogs of Snowhook Kennel make the run from Fairbanks to Nome.
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