The Dawson Dog Camp is one of my favourite places on earth. It is a peaceful place even though there are multiple dogs teams coming and going and handlers setting about their work. To know that our athletes are being pampered with all the care and attention we can give them and that they are enjoying their cozy rest before setting out again just makes me smile.
When the team first got in last night they had two serious tasks, eat and sleep. As the hours have ticked by their needs are changing - this afternoon they were ready to get up and have a good stretch-out walk or jog up and down the driveway and be a bit more sociable with their team mates and us. Very soon they will be wanting to get moving properly; they're feeling great and are starting to get restless to be back out on the trail.
Molly Rettig from KUAC interviews Aliy; Amber rests
Dutch and Mismo are roomies; Mark walks Mismo and Commando
I heart Kodiak; Rodney enjoys and ear scratch
Champ and Spark out for a stretch-out; Champ snuggles
We are about half way through the rest break. Shortly the dogs get another meal and Bridgett will sleep over at camp with the them tonight. In the morning we will all head over the river; Allen will pack his sled with essential and contingency supplies for the 150 miles ahead to Eagle checkpoint and we'll dress the dogs for the forecast frigid temperatures and set them their way at 10.18am.
No video yet, I'll do some catch ups as soon as internet connectivity will allow.