The Black Team leaves Braeburn on the final run of the 2014 Yukon Quest.
Take a look at Quito as she comes past the camera - doesn't she look proud of herself to be single-leading this team to Takhini? And also take a look at how Allen takes time to talk to each dog on the way out, I love watching that. And… seriously… Mac and Boondocks? I'll never get sick of seeing that!
Obviously, after 900-odd miles the team is not slamming into their harnesses to go another 65 but they still looked really well rested and like they were happy to do it for Allen. "Okay Boss, let's do this".
The amount of kibble that the team ate during the eight hour break means that there will have definitely been a "peeing and pooping" wave go through the team for the first couple of miles. Aliy even joked with a photographer that he might be better to head a few miles down the trail if he wanted a good picture!
Allen planned to make this run much like a training run and stop several times for snacks and rest breaks and the speed plot on his tracker confirms that. You can be sure he will enjoy this last run in the Yukon wilderness with his awesome team.
We've stopped briefly at the hotel in Whitehorse where we hope to rest a little before heading out to Takhini Hot Spring to greet the team later tonight.