Iditarod (More)

Here is the roster of the Snowhook team pulling Dr. Joe’s sled. Readers of C&B will note some familiar names.



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51 Responses to “Iditarod (More)”

  1. B.Stover
    9:01 am on March 8th, 2017

    Go Snowhook!

    Good morning all.

  2. BooBear
    9:34 am on March 8th, 2017

    Good morning!

    Go Snowhook!

    (I almost copied B word for word.)

  3. B.Stover
    10:23 am on March 8th, 2017

    BooBear: LOL!

    According to the email I received for Iditarod Insider, Joe left the Manley checkpoint at 23:04 Alaska time March 7.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    10:28 am on March 8th, 2017

    Hound’s Mom: This is the Video we were referring to yesterday, where she/someone is saying, “Thank you for throwing such a wonderful celebration for my birthday today! “

    Guten Morgen, B and BooBear.
    A Good Iditarod Morning to us all!

  5. dawson
    10:28 am on March 8th, 2017

    Good morning and Go Snowhook!

    The Snowhook team is at mile 222 heading to Tanana checkpoint at mile 227.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    10:37 am on March 8th, 2017

    The video is called Run Dogs Run. Youse can view it on The Insider Videos.

    Hey, Dawson. 222 is an Excellent Number for our team.

    God Speed Snowhook!

  7. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    10:57 am on March 8th, 2017

    It’s so exciting to be following the Iditarod again. Let’s go Snowhook and Dr. C!

  8. HOH's mom
    11:34 am on March 8th, 2017

    Good morning B, BSD, Dawson and W&T’s Paw and everyone! Dr. Joe said his plan was to leave around midnight but I just couldn’t stay up to check ????. Have watched that video twice but haven’t seen that. Will watch again. Know that the 4th was Gunner Johnson’s b-day. He said he thought it was also Dallas Seavey’s.

  9. HOH's mom
    11:56 am on March 8th, 2017

    Saw it, BSD. Female, big sunglasses, purple hat. Could have been me, but wasn’t.

  10. Gomez in Proximity to Belle Starr 'neath Wee Nigel and atop Ole Doc
    12:47 pm on March 8th, 2017

    The following facebookie transmission written by the Giant was intercepted by the Thieves!

    Trail Update: Before Iditarod started Joe and I worked out a plan for each section of the race. The section he’s on now though changed after we made our plans a little from 2015 where it involves more river travel instead of going over a mountain directly out of Manley.

    This is easier on the dogs as it allows for a faster, smoother run time even though the river added 8 miles. In this case Joe opted to rest longer in Manley and make this trip in one shot rather than camping in the middle of this 60 + mile run and it looks like it worked out great. His run time is good and we should expect him in Tanana by 7 am.

    “After a good rest in Tanana Joe should be leaving there about 2 pm today. Depending on trail conditions Joe will break up this next run into Ruby into two, sixty mile sections by camping on the river. Snow on this section can be deep and make travel slow.

    “Once in Ruby, Joe will travel the final 55 miles to Galena for his required 26 hour break. From there he will run to Huslia where he will be half way to Nome.”

  11. B.Stover
    1:34 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Great reporting Gomez!

    According to the Insider email I received two hours ago, Joe checked into Tanana at 06:59 Alaska time today so it looks like he’s on schedule according to the plan.

  12. Thieves!
    1:41 pm on March 8th, 2017

    B: We played a minor — read major—part in the making of that recent report. Neither Ole Doc or Gomez move fast enough to pick pocket messages, and Belle Starr gets distracted by anything sparkly.

  13. BearSpiritDog
    2:00 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Great Interview with Dr. Joe on the Insider!

  14. B.Stover
    2:03 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Excellent work Thieves!

  15. HOH's mom
    3:27 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Wowser, we are excited because on Friday we are having lunch with the artist who painted the 3-D birch trees we got last year:

  16. BearSpiritDog
    3:31 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Hounds: If not Your Mom, then certainly her Doppelgänger…Same Birthday, Same Colors, Same Face. Maybe she has a Twin she knows nothing about.

  17. HOH's mom
    3:34 pm on March 8th, 2017

    This painting is a bit smaller and the paint is textured unlike the first which has real birch bark.

  18. BooBear
    4:14 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Very cool that you get to meet the artist, HOHs!

  19. HOH's mom
    4:38 pm on March 8th, 2017

    We are really excited!

  20. HOH's mom
    6:02 pm on March 8th, 2017

    BSD, I’ve done a little searching after the unlikely “twin”. She’s a lot younger and cuter, but I’ll take an unlikely sister. Also 2 unlikely brothers… Gunner Johnson, the musher who took Frank Lanier’s space and a little known musher, Dallas Seavey. All lovers of Iditarod sharing a b-day. Who would have “thunk”?

  21. HOH's mom
    6:23 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Not sure ???? which of these 2 is looking forward to the map more…

  22. dawson
    6:46 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Being International Women’s Day, we would like to feature a couple of our favorite female mushers in this Iditarod (besides Aliy). The first is a Canadian from the Yukon, Michelle Phillips.

  23. dawson
    6:50 pm on March 8th, 2017

    The second is Jesse Royer, from Montana.

    Any one of these 3 women, Aliy, Michelle or Jesse could win this Iditarod and I’m rooting for a woman to take first place this year!

  24. Masquers
    7:07 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Right now these three women are in 7, 6, and 9th place.
    Let’s hear it for the Iditarod gals!

  25. Masquers
    7:10 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Correction…that would be 7th, 8th & 10th place.

  26. HOH's mom
    7:30 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Thanks Dawson. I was wondering about the resurgence of women mushers.
    First and red lantern would be okay too. Women, women everywhere!

  27. BearSpiritDog
    7:33 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Hear Them Roar!

  28. HOH's mom
    7:36 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Missing Dawson and Nana, particularly, but also all the other Plunderers who have met up here for the experience of a lifetime.

  29. Masquers
    8:08 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Our team is still resting in Tanana.

  30. dawson
    8:29 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Wee Nigel atop Belle Starr atop Ol’ Doc: Thank your lady for wearing her purple ribbon in honour of our heart-friend, Melanie. She is surely on the Trail alongside the Snowhook team on their way to the burled arch, like many others who have gone over the bridge. (Auto correct tried to make that into the “burlesque arch”, which I’m sure Melanie would’ve got a kick out of.)

  31. HOH's mom
    8:31 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Think you are right, Dawson!

  32. Masquers
    8:32 pm on March 8th, 2017

    HOH: It just wasn’t in the cards for this year…speaking of which…Digger must be missing those late night matches with the card shark Dawson.

  33. dawson
    8:36 pm on March 8th, 2017

    HOH: I imagine the Hobbit Hotel is just a tad more peaceful without a houseful. Less cats to herd and all. Give Sadie some ear scritches for me and give Churro some lap time. Mr. Big, well…don’t let him take over the bed!

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Exciting!….This is really exciting even if we do not have GPS…grunt!…Or the Insider insides…sniff!…Just checking the videos and the Race Standings is good enough (I guess)…chuffle!

  35. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Giant!…This is almost how we followed the Giants second race before SiberH enlightened us to pay per view Iditarod…heh!heh!

  36. HOH's mom
    9:03 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Mr. Big doesn’t care for Digger so he sleeps in the bathroom on the heated floor.
    Poor Sadie is in the garage at night. Mr. Big has decided I can give him ears and noggins and butt scritchers…lucky me. The live camera is on in Ruby and the men standing around behind it trying to guess if it is working. If anyone knows the Art oh, they finally got the guy on the fone. It is kind of funny. Waiting for the front runners.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Mercy!…Lord have mercy, we are watching the next episode of This is Us….sniffle!…Barely into it and the pug-kleenex is coming out…gulp!…Oh goodie, its time for Beau’s shot, we can take an official break….wheeze!

  38. dawson
    9:32 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Waiting for Dr. Joe’s little flag to go, go, go! But it is not going.
    I have a very early morning so I may have to go to bed before that flag moves. Wah! Get up, Joe!

  39. dawson
    9:49 pm on March 8th, 2017

    He’s running!

    Go Snowhook!

  40. HOH's mom
    9:49 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Dr. Joe checked out four minutes ago and should be on the trail.

  41. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on March 8th, 2017

    WOOOOOOO!…Snowhook is on the Move!….yeeeep!

  42. Masquers
    10:23 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Noticing that none of the top 10 have completed any of the required layovers.

  43. dawson
    10:28 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Masquers: I guess most of them will do that in Ruby, giving the next group of mushers time to catch up with them. At least Dr. Joe has his first mandatory 8 hour layover under his belt.

  44. Masquers
    10:34 pm on March 8th, 2017

    One of the teams who will be catching up is Martin Buser, who is definitely a top contender.

  45. dawson
    10:38 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Masquers: Oh yeah! We’ll see what the morning brings.

    Before I go to sleep…congratulations to Macy the racing MinPin on her first double Dawson. Heh! Better late than never.

  46. Masquers
    10:42 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Wade Marrs will be the first one into Ruby.

  47. Masquers
    10:45 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Dawson: Heh, heh…just think…if you were at the Hobbit Hotel right now you would be up until all hours playing cards.

  48. HOH's mom
    10:58 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Masquers, please check the text I just sent you.

  49. c.hobbitz
    11:05 pm on March 8th, 2017

    The online edition of the newspaper has a photo of Dr, Joes’s frostbite fingers.

  50. HOH's mom
    11:18 pm on March 8th, 2017

    iPad needs changing and iPhone won’t let me access the race. Going to read and will check the race when the sun comes up. Night all, happy husky dreams.

  51. SnowBella
    11:25 pm on March 8th, 2017

    Rio: I will take that slurpy pug kiss now.

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