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Saturday, January 24, 2015

White Mountains Trip

Yesterday, Aliy and Spencer took most of the Quest/YQ300 potentials out to the White Mountains for a change of scene. Aliy took the Spot tracker with her and we thought you'd be interested in their route.



The tracker route is showing only their homeward journey; point #13 is from the trail head where they started, then count backwards to #1 and you will see the route they followed. They turned around at #1 and went back the way they came. (Tracks 19-25 show their journey home in the truck.)

The White Mountains Recreational Area is run by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and has one-million acres of land. It takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to drive to the trail head from the kennel. Aliy said their run was great! There was no one else about on that trail, and it was peaceful and beautiful. Everyone had a good run, up and down the hills and it was fantastic preparation for the upcoming Quest.

8 comments:

Nessmuk said...

That looks like a fantastic training run! I'm SO pumped for the YQ after reading Lew Freedmans book on the race! You got some titles to defend this year....looking for an SPK YQ/YQ300 sweep AGAIN this year! Wishing you all super training runs and continued success this season!

0300jh JeanneHammel said...

Sounds wonderful! Looking forward to the Yukon Quest and cheering for SPK!!!

Margaret said...

Thanks so much for this awesome post - awesome and informational!!!

Woof, woof, woof!!!

Lucky dogs!!!

Linda Toth said...

I love the trackers! I watch my children out on the trail and it fascinates me to watch each progression of their trip.

thank you so much for sharing this.

Lourdes, VT said...

What a neat idea to go on that particular training run! Does that route follow the YQ route itself??
Not long now to the first of the big races!!!
You and the dogs will win both the YQ and the YQ 300!!!

marilyn cozzens said...

What an awesome training outing. Beautiful scenery in the White Mountains. Go SPK win the double again this year.

Barb said...

This is like a wonderful appetizer for those long days and nights of tracker watching! Go SPK.

Nathalie Bagadey said...

Really interesting, thank you ! :)