Siber-H on the Iditarod
“Here’s a wonderful dispatch from Siber-H, Plunderer extraordinaire,” says Spence. “Have you noticed how skilled they all seem to be when it comes to writing?”
“And always mistake free,” says Admin. “So let’s give a shout-out to their editing skills as well.”
Siber-H on the Iditarod, Snowhook, AJ:
First let me say, I do not care where AJ finishes in the Race nor does anyone else. The dogs, the wilderness, and the adventure are the important thing. That is what the Iditarod means to me. It was more fun this year sharing all the excitement with the Plunderers. This year leading up to the Race was different for me than all the others. It was because all of us became involved with a team we believed in and we knew they put their dogs first. I can tell by the race AJ ran this year, the time spent resting the dogs, that the dogs were his first consideration.
Of all the Iditarods I have followed my favorite moment was watching AJ and the dogs find their way off the ice and back to Koyuk. He knew exactly what he was doing and how to do it. My guess is that when AJ struck the opposite shore of the inlet, he knew where he was and it became just a matter of backing up, turning North, and getting through the ice. It must have been very difficult and I’m sure it wasn’t AJ’s favorite moment of the race, but he did it! I wasn’t as worried about AJ’s safety as the others were because lost and stranded mushers are all a part of the Iditarod. I was concerned that the team might shut down on him. Other mushers in similar circumstances have experienced their team quitting on them and refusing to take another step. It is a testament to AJ’s bond with the dogs that his team didn’t do this.
Thank dawg for all the great fund raising ideas the blog generously participated in. They were all brilliant and very successful. Snowhook made it to the starting line in Anchorage in spite of all the hardships that would have caused other mushers to withdraw. Snowhook didn’t give up! I am proud to be a supporter of Snowhook. I am also proud to be a part of such an unselfish group of Dogs, Kats, and People.
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