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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Eureka Lodge

Here are a few pictures from the start:

Aliy and the dogs getting ready at the start.

Bridgett and her leaders Dingle (left) and JJ (right)

Allen and Bridgett before Allen's start

Ranger and Rose

All three teams arrived at Eureka Lodge looking strong and healthy after their first 50-mile leg. Allen came in a little after 5:00 PM, Aliy around 5:30, and Bridgett just after 6:00 PM. The moon is so full that I hardly need a headlamp when walking around. Each team will rest for 5 hours plus their start differential, so Allen will be leaving around 11:10, Aliy 11:25, and Bridgett 11:45.

All the mushers seem to be in good spirits. The dogs are healthy, the trail is fast, and the hills are tall. When discussing the climbs, Aliy summed it up with one of my favorite quotes of the evening: "You know the race is called Sheep Mountain right? Perhaps it should be Sheep Mountain-s instead!"

I'll try my best to keep the Dog Log updated, but be sure to check out the Sheep Mountain 150 Facebook site for updates as well.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for updates and photos, Ryne! Julie and dogs

jojo said...

great looking pups ~ strong mushers! keep pushin! the teams r as fast as u can run uphill. ROCK ON!

weedabble said...

GREAT JOB RYNE....keep the updates coming!