Snowhook – Our Team in the Iditarod (Updated)
And here are two members of this year’s team, Elim and Fritz. Not sure if they’re still part of the race, but they look great. – Admin
Welcome Sasha & Brenna from Tucson, Po, Smudge, Muffin & Pepe from AZ.
And here, many thanks to Rebecca, CEO of Snowhook, is her report.
I received the long awaited phone call today from the Drop Dog Coordinator. I was informed that three of Snowhook’s five dropped dogs were ready to be picked up from the women’s correctional facility. As I parked the car, I could see our three boys—Jem, Marco and Bjourn—among the garden of dropped dogs. After signing here, here and here, I walked along the rows to collect the pups. First Bjourn, then Jem and finally Marco. Each greeted me in good spirits, with Bjourn demanding a belly rub and Jem and Marco jumping up for a hug. If they were supposed to be tired or injured, no one told them. Jem was dropped for being tired; it happens and AJ won’t force a dog to run—it’s not our way. Marco has a sore shoulder and Bjourn lost his appetite while on the trail. All are in good spirits and are feeling close to tip top, if not fully tip top. It is good to have our boys home.
I am happy to report that AJ and team have departed from Kaltag and are on their way to Unalakleet, the first checkpoint on the coast. During this long stretch of trail, AJ will pass by old Old Woman Cabin. I believe the legend says you must leave an offering to her—most people do so in the form of candy—or she will bring you bad luck on the rest of your journey. I hope AJ is feeling generous with his snacks. Shortly after passing old Old Woman Cabin, the team will come upon new Old Woman Cabin. It is an inviting safety cabin complete with a woodstove and bunks. You may recall AJ inscribed a very special message on the guest book last year when he stopped by new Old Woman Cabin. The message was simple: Plunder on!
As the team heads for the coast, I will board a plane on Monday and make my way to Nome where I will do one thing—wait.
Tags: Iditarod, Snowhook
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