Aliy and Allen trucked 28 dogs up to the White Mountains National Recreation Area earlier this week. The trail conditions were ideal, as was the temperature, for a long training run. The moon was out for much of the night, so they didn't even need their headlights to see the mountains, dogs and beauty all around.
Before the teams left the trucks, all dogs were harnessed and bootied. Sleds were packed. Mushers were dressed and ready. The dogs were nearly getting bored simply waiting for the mushers. Sometimes (okay… most of the time… things just take longer than they should!)
Aliy noticed that the dogs were just sitting around and sulking because they had to wait. So, she grabbed her video camera and 'interviewed' the crew. For those of you that know her, you can tell that she's had a cup or two of coffee!
Here they are 'Ready to Roll… but waiting on their Mushers!