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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

YQ: The Race to Dawson is On!

You may think I'm talking about the race between Allen, Brent and Hugh, but NO!...
I'm talking about the race between the Black Team and the handlers!

As Allen and the dogs approach 40 Mile cabin, about 44 miles northwest of Dawson, Aliy, Ray, Meghan and Moira are zooming through the Yukon Territory in "Hollywood" (the new kennel truck) from the southeast, trying to reach Dawson and get the camp set up BEFORE the team arrives.

They are about 220 miles from Dawson. The map program says that's about 5 1/2 hours. The Aliy "program" says about 7 for Allen and the Black Team. Yikes, that's close!

The trail change that eliminated American Summit is making it VERY difficult for the handlers. Not only is the race time shorter by the length of the 50 mile run, but also from the lack of the necessary rest after the summit! Race safely, my family.


Allen approaching 40 Mile


Hollywood's Route to Dawson

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hollywood being the new truck???

SP Kennel - KAZ said...

Hollywood is indeed the new truck!

marilyn cozzens said...

A very close race. Let's hope the camp gets set up before Allen & the team get there. Thanks for the post.

Nessmuk said...

A race on many levels apparently!! The logistics for SPK to actually do this is mind boggling.....hope they get Dog Camp set up in time for the Black Team to arrive!

Anonymous said...

I'm betting they'll make it and have a great welcoming committee. Go, crew! Go, Allen!

Lisa B said...

How about a "race within the race" and have Trackleaders put Spots on the handler trucks next year! Safe travel thoughts to all.