On the Iditarod Trail
We’re very grateful for the informative and well-written reports we get from Rebecca, CEO of Snowhook, “our” team in the Iditarod. Make sure to get some rest, Rebecca! Here’s her latest overnight:
Pacing is the name of the game for Snowhook, and so far the team is staying true to the plan. The second day of Iditarod has been one of waiting, wondering and holding my breath. The team has safely navigated the Happy River Steps, a notorious section of trail and after a resting at the Rainy Pass checkpoint has continued onto Rohn.
Between Rainy Pass and Rohn, the regularly difficult section of trail has been reported as treacherous this year. As a precaution, AJ packed a helmet for this section of trail as well as other sections as needed. Brains are difficult to replace and we want to protect his as much as possible.
Is the difficult section of trail over? Hardly. Once the team leaves Rohn, they will travel the trail that has damaged his sled the past two years. Thanks to Grizz and Rose, AJ will run toward a second sled in McGrath.
AJ dropped a dog in Rainy Pass. I have my guess that it is either Lefty, one of Snowhook’s resident thieves or Orion, a rescue dog. I could be wrong, but one this is for certain, AJ will be extra cautious with the dogs and drop them if there is any concern.
The trail for AJ is tough, Iditarod tough like Melanie. She is in our hearts and minds as the team continues along the trail.
And here, thanks to Oley Howlers’ Pop, an eagle yesterday in Wasilla.
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