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Sunday, January 12, 2014

CB300 - Communications Update

This text message from Moira is pretty self-explanatory... at least for those of you who are familiar with terms and fluent in text-speak.

For those of you who aren't, there's good news: The teams looked "GREAT!" coming into the Meiers Lake checkpoint and everyone is now sleeping well, including Aliy and Allen. (No news on Meghan yet, but she's moving well on the tracker and should be in soon!)

Moira confirms what we've heard elsewhere, that the trail is "wet" (which usually means wet, heavy snow) with lots of "overflow" (where river crossings have running water on top of the ice).

There's no such thing as "usual" weather/trail conditions on the CB300, but this is certainly not out of the ordinary. Every member of the SPK teams is very experienced in dealing with these conditions, so it's more of a nuisance than a problem at this point.

Finally, Moira reports that she has lost all internet connection. Again, this is a "normal" nuisance in the interior of Alaska. Communications there have gotten better over the past few years, but it's still a challenge!

We will all just have to wait until Moira gets to the Lake Louise checkpoint for our next photos/videos... Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

To quote Ranger, "woof, woof, woof."

Overflowing with thanks for the great reporting, sincerely,


Heidi Phillips said...

Thanks for doing updates and interpreting the data Mac!!!It has been very helpful in keeping up with what is going on.
Thanks to Moira also...wow she sure is busy

Go SP Kennel Go!!!


marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks. Trying to wait patiently.

Lisa B said...

Great effort Moira for getting out whatever info she can for the DogLog. Thanks for passing on the info Mac! Appreciate what you both are doing (also any unnamed helpers too - thanks). Go dogs!

Nessmuk said...

You all are doing GREAT with the updates and number crunching as well! I stepped away for the afternoon to tend to some Sunday chores and now find LOTS of good info to pour through as my reward!! Time to relax for the rest of my Sunday and get some real Armchair Mushing time in!! This is really a fun race to watch!! I'm a CB300 "newbie" if ya couldn't tell!