Meghan and the R&Bs have rested at the first checkpoint, Fortymile (which is actually almost fifty miles from Dawson) and are now on their way to Eagle. They spent about two hours there although I don't have any official checkpoint in and out times yet.
According to the tracker they are sitting in 9th position currently. They will see out their mandatory six hour layover in Eagle where they also make up their time differential from the staggered start.
Thanks to Josh's multi-tasking abilities we have some pics and video from the start. Josh said the dogs were mellow and focused until teams started leaving and then they got a little excited! In a last minute change Meghan led off with Clyde and Scruggs.
Josh now has to sit tight until the end of the race; the checkpoints are not on the winter road system and handlers are not able to get to Fortymile or Eagle.
L-R: Mac, Outlaw, Izzy and Biscuit ready to start; Meghan booties Mac