Aliy's Red Team is in Takotna where they will almost certainly take their mandatory 24-hour rest. We hope to hear from her sometime during the day and I will relay any information I get.
Allen's Black Team is on the trail between McGrath and Takotna, so the teams will be there together again this year. Allen dropped another dog in Nikolai, but we have no word yet about who or why.
Keep in mind that the "standings" will be very confusing for a while as teams take their long mandatory rests. Some teams will seem to "surge ahead" while others will appear to be "stuck" in place. This will all sort out over the next day or so, then we'll have a better idea of what's what.
I'm going to spend one more day here in Anchorage, partly because the weather is still not very good for my drive north, but mostly because I'm hoping the rest of our dropped dogs will be flown back here today and I can gather them all up and return them to the Kennel with me. That's my "plan" at least! Stay tuned!