“Maybe we should remind people about Snowhook,” Spence says.
“Everybody knows about Snowhook!” Admin says.
“What about newcomers to the blog?” says Spence. “Or casualists?”
“Casualists?” Admin sighs. “Okay, okay. Snowhook is this great kennel up in Alaska that competes in sled dog races. It’s run by a wonderful and humane couple named AJ and Rebecca and chetthedog.com, the Plunderers and anyone else who wants to get involved are helping sponsor them in the Iditarod race in March. But right now they just finished up an early season race – “
“The Knik 200.”
” – that seems to have had a dramatic ending, with a big storm and AJ out of contact for some time. Good news – he and his team crossed the finished line safely, in 21st place, I believe, pretty damn good since he was running some yearlings to give them experience. Here’s a late night message from Rebecca.”
I just got off the phone with AJ. He said he is very proud of the team; they performed just as he as trained them. He said that snow fell and the winds blew causing him to break trail for much of the way. He finished about 6 hours ago and was unaware that his tracker hadn’t worked. He took the team home and was greeted by a half mile long driveway with a couple of feet of snow on it. He worked to clear it for about three hours so he could get the dog truck to the house. He went inside, grabbed his cell phone and called me. He is now heading back to the finish line to collect Handler Jeremy at the time who should finish shortly.
On the trail yesterday, photo by Marilyn Mapes:
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