We've kept the Dog Log focused on our Denali Doubles race for the past couple of weeks, but that doesn't mean we haven't been doing plenty of other stuff. In fact, earlier this week we put the finishing touches on a huge part of our Iditarod preparation by sending our "Drop Bags" out to all the checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail.
For those of you who are new to the Dog Log this year, we did an in-depth, 6-part series on Iditarod Drop Bags last season and we strongly encourage you to watch the videos. They will tell you everything there is to know about what goes into the bags, the preparation process and what an immense undertaking it is. Those of you who saw the series last year might want to take a refresher viewing, if for no other reason than to "feel our pain!"
Here is the series: Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5 • Part 6
This year, we're just going to show you an overview of the Drop Bag assembly process, plus a little more than we did last year about how they all get forwarded out onto the Trail. Just in case it isn't obvious, having the Drop Bags on their way is a huge relief!