While everything else has been going on we also had Iditarod drop bags to get ready! It was a challenge for Aliy and Allen to have their heads in two races at a time, preparing for the Yukon Quest race and the Iditarod drop bags in the same week.
These bags will be transported out to all the checkpoints along the trail and include dog food and snacks, human food and snacks, dog jackets and booties, vet supplies, spare harnesses, sled equipment, human clothing and supplies and various other bits and pieces critical to running the race. It takes a lot of planning to ensure they have the right things in the right places to fit their various race plans and contingencies.
While we were all over in Canada, Kaz finished off the bags and laced them all up ready to go. Thank you Kaz, we love you. Thanks also to Wes and Tom for their help getting them to town for pick-up by the Iditarod Trail Committee volunteers on February 10th.
L-R: Meghan and Aliy sort the meat snacks; all the bags packed and ready for shipping.