Friday, March 28, 2014

PDW: Final Leg To Dawson

The Red & Blacks have pulled into Fortymile on their return journey and according to the tracker they are continuing on through to Dawson. As I write this they have about 48 miles to go to the finish!

With the trackers not updating for a few of the racers around them it is going to be difficult to know who is where in the final stages so keep an eye also on the Percy's Facebook Page and the Race Updates page. It's going to be an exciting finish!

Around the time the team left Eagle I got up and looked out the window (mainly to try to quiet a puppy barking as some shadows!) and noticed a spectacular aurora show so I checked the UAF Geophysical Institute's Aurora Forecast page to see if it was happening over in the Yukon too. It's likely they had the same show overhead so it must have been stunning to mush down the Yukon River with nine dogs stretched out in front and the lights above.


Lourdes, VT said...

What a great race! I bet the Red and Blacks pulling Meghan as they all watch Nature's fireworks in the Northern Skies!
Many congratulations!

Margaret said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!

All the fun of a race PLUS the Northern Lights!!!

Thanks so very much for letting us know - it will be a memorable event for all 2 and 4-legged team members. No doubt Daddy Biscuit is giving daughter Izzy some background.

Go R&B!!!

Nessmuk said...

You folks certainly have some beautiful sights to see up there in the Last Frontier!! We occasionally get a glimpse at the Northern Lights here in the is beautiful and mystic.....can't imagine how ethereal it would feel being on a dog sled looking up at the sky at one of natures awesome events!! As for the race...yes, it's showing Meghan's tracker hasn't reported in over an hour! It's kind of funny it always does this at the end of the race rather than the beginning! I'm sure Megan and her team are doing just go girl!

Anonymous said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!


Rally time for Meghan and the R&B's, if the tracker shows what I think it does!

After a pause for rest, salmon snacks, water, a quick massage or two, R&B is turning it on the way they did in Copper Basin this year (and also at the Sheep Mountain last season).


Holly Freeman said...

How fantastic to be out with the Northern Lights!! Go Meghan and R and B team. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Yay, Meghan! Doing SPK proud!

A-town's Becky said...

Aurora Borealis, Meghan, Red and Black team... WOW, WOW, WOW!
Great race.

Linda Toth said...

She has made up several positions .. good for her and her dedicated team.