We were so excited to greet the team in to Braeburn a few minutes ago. They were alert and business-like and, I'm sure, looking forward to their eight hour rest here. Quito and Scruggs lead the team over the road-crossing at 6.40am. This means they can leave for the final leg to Takhini at 2.40pm (local time).
The routine for the team during the eight hour break will include lots of snacks right away and the usual steps of de-bootie then plenty of straw, jackets and fleece blankets to stretch out under, a couple of big meals and a long sleep in between them. Allen and the team know the eight-hour routine well and Allen will get his work done efficiently as he will be looking forward to a famous Braeburn Lodge breakfast and a good long sleep himself. This checkpoint is also very well equipped with a drying room so he can ensure all his gear is dry.
It's cold here in Braeburn, below -30F (that's as far down as our portable thermometer goes!) with a very light snow falling. It's that kind of snow that looks like diamonds and glitter are falling from the sky. It's beautiful, but cold.
I'll work on the video shortly.