We just watched Allen and the team pull in to Carmacks Checkpoint with lots of wagging tails and happy husky smiles. It's been a long run from Pelly Crossing and Allen is stopping here for a while. At this point we are unsure how long he will stay - he's playing that one close to his chest right now as he figures out the strategy from here. He goes into every race with a plan but also with several contingencies so now he'll be deciding what will be best for his team.
The first thing he did once the team was parked was snack the team and everyone ate everything! He even put some plain, dry kibble on the ground and they ate that as an appetiser to their large warm meal they will shortly get.
Clyde and Schmoe enjoy their beef snacks while the others look on
Usually, the routine from here will be setting down the straw beds and removing booties then preparing their large meal before coming inside for some food and water himself. Depending on the plan he may or may not stop for a sleep. As I said, right now, we are not sure what he will do!
I'll try to update again once the team leaves and the speculation can begin (or rather, continue!)
I'm working on the video and will get something up asap.