We have heard word about the two dropped dogs from Allen's team. They're both doing just fine.
SCOOTER was dropped in Rohn with a sore shoulder. She is one of those dogs that tries really hard all of the time and on the hard, fast trail developed some soreness. Allen decided, in her best interests, to leave her behind. We were able to pick her up from the Millennium Hotel this afternoon and she's happy to be with us after having had a great adventure riding in a couple of planes and meeting lots of new people along the way.
BORIS was dropped in McGrath, he was a bit dehydrated and just not feeling 100%. He hasn't quite made his way back to us here yet but hopefully we will see him soon.
L-R: Scooter and Boris
Allen will be disappointed to lose them both; he was excited to take Boris on his first trip to Nome. Boris has had a great training season and really deserved his place on the team. He ran in Meghan's Copper Basin 300 team and her Solstice 100 team this season. He is a big dog with a thick coat who tries hard but can sometimes overheat in the warmer conditions. We look forward to seeing him and giving him a big hug when he gets here.
Scooter is one of Allen's favorite dogs and was one of the first on his list so he'll be sorry to have had to leave her behind. She is the cheerleader of the team and is always happy. She ran in Aliy's champion Yukon Quest 300 team this season!
L-R: Scooter with dog drop volunteer Dana; Scooter and Meghan
Thanks for your patience as we got this information.