It was a day of meetings for Aliy with the vet checks for her YQ300 team mates followed by musher and handler meetings and the bib draw.
Aliy, Chris and kennel friend Linda Steiner took 14 dogs to the veterinarian checks this morning. Aliy has the same issue as Allen, she now has to narrow down her team to 12 dogs and she is really struggling to do so. They all want and deserve to go!!
Later she, Wes and Wendy heard from the officials about the trails and received procedural information, then Aliy drew bib number 1! She and the Red Team will leave the start chute at 3.00pm sharp on Saturday.
Dog tag #1; Two Rivers mushers: (back) Chase Tingle, Ryne Olson, Maliko Ubl, Shaynee Traska, Stephanie Ehlenfeldt, (front) Aliy, Joanna Jagow, Lia Amundsen
Tonight will be very quiet and low-key as the dogs will have their dinner and sleep peacefully. Both Aliy and Allen will do their final preparations, double check everything, pack their sleds and get some sleep before their races start tomorrow. The handler crews will be doing the same as they embark on their own epic journeys!
We'll let you know team line-ups in the morning. We're not sure of them ourselves yet!