It was a beautiful day out at Willow Lake as the teams left us and headed down the trail to Nome. Denali was out, standing proud and majestically over proceedings.
Both teams got out safely and looking great. I have lots of pics and videos to edit and will post asap but thought you might like to see these first.
Aliy and the Red Team are on their way to Nome
Allen and the Black Team follow soon after
Having our two mushers just nine spots apart made for a very quick turnaround to get Aliy on the trail then run back to the truck to get Allen to the line. Here's a quick shot of how we felt once they both got on the trail!
Pics by Jen Nelson used with permission