Update from the trail! Moira and Ray had two bars at Meiers Lake briefly and wanted to let everyone know what was happening. The call was short and choppy, but a wonderful surprise.
Both Allen and Aliy are out of Meiers Lake after completing their 6 hour mandatory rest. Allen left with all 12 dogs and Aliy left with 11 dogs. No information is available about which dog was dropped or why at this time. All of the remaining dogs and the two mushers looked great leaving the checkpoint.
As reported earlier, the trail from Chistochina to Meiers Lake was very wet and punchy, but the cooler temperatures over night and today have improved the conditions. The trail from Meiers to Sourdough is reported to be hard and fast.
Meghan and the Red and Black team are resting at Meiers Lake now after the challenging trek from Chistochina. It didn't look like she was worried about any of her dogs and is not expected to leave any at the checkpoint.
Moira will post a complete update as soon as she has internet access.