At 1.24am Allen and the Black team trotted in as the first musher into Pelly Crossing. The team and Allen were all looking forward to a rest here and that is exactly what they are all doing right now!
Allen said, whilst eating beef and barley soup at the Pelly "Questaurant", that the trail on the lakes was a little wind-blown making it somewhat challenging to find compared with the trail amongst the trees which was well defined.
Not a great video but...
Aliy and team left Carmacks at 11.18pm with 11 happy dogs after her mandatory six hour layover. She was just eight minutes behind Michelle Phillips. Aliy left Boris with Meghan for the remainder of the race. Boris was also showing signs of soreness and, in a decision totally consistent with SPK philosophy and as you would expect, she decided rest and recovery was the best option for him right now. I'm sure Meghan will enjoy his company.
Ryne and her team of super veterans and yearlings are still on the trail between Braeburn and Carmacks.