Congratulations to Aliy, Driver, Chena, Ernie, Ginger, Hotshot, Scooter, Iron, Outlaw, Tinder, Schmoe and Woody! They crossed the finish line of the 2017 Yukon Quest 300 at 11:18 PST with tails wagging, but certainly ready for a nice hot meal and a rest in the truck.
Aliy left Violet with the crew in Pelly during her loop to the finish line. She was nursing a sore wrist so Aliy made the last minute decision to leave her in the crews' capable hands. Violet had been doing so well. Aliy was disappointed not to take her to the finish!
Allen is currently on his way to Dawson, about 115 miles out as of this post. He is about 20 miles out of the Scroggie Creek Hospitality Stop.
Wendy will take all of the Quest 300 athletes plus Daisy home to Two Rivers where Chris and Ruth will pamper them. They will get to sleep in the dog barn and enjoy a few days off before getting back into training for the Iditarod.
Aliy joins Mark and Moira in the other truck to head to Dawson City. They will set up the dog camp and wait for the black team to arrive sometime tomorrow.
SP Kennel sends out a huge congratulations to Michelle Phillips and her phenomenal dog team for winning the Quest 300!!