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Sunday, March 5, 2017

ID: Black Team Ceremonial Start Photos

Thanks to Mary-Beth Schreck and Barbara Swenson for photos of the Black Team Ceremonial Start.

Bean and Chemo

Ernie and Lydia

Chris with Cayenne and Ruth with Ernie

Allen getting ready; with Iditarider Jaci Owen

Lydia: "Chris, I'm going on the Iditarod"; "Chris, did I tell you I'm going on the Iditarod?"

Videos coming soon!


Lourdes, VT said...

Best of luck on this wonderful adventure!

Anonymous said...

So proud of Lydia! That's a good looking dog team ! Thank you for the pics. Best wishes for the Start tomorrow! There is a looooooong
river journey coming up: perfect for Allens patience!

Nessmuk said...

Thank you Mary-Beth and Barbara for talking pictures!! Wow....Chemo looks so handsome.....and Quito appears to be in her glory out in front! Love that lil Lydia....she is ready to rock the trail!

Tomorrow is the big day!! Rest up SPK Red and Black, two legged and four legged!

Charlene&Lisa said...

Great photos--thank you for sharing. Best of luck Allen and Black Team. We will be cheering from Erie! All our best!

Margaret said...


Thanks so much for these!!!


Cindy Schaus said...

More great photos. Thanks Mary Beth & Barbara. That's a really cute picture of Chris and Lydia. Hopefully everyone gets a good night's rest tonight in their own beds. Best wishes for a good run Black Team. I'm ready to get this race started.

Townie 10 said...

Go Black Team!

Marilyn cozzens said...

Lydia what a good dog to take on the Iditarod trail! Go Allen and Black team.

Leigh-Anne van der Veen said...

Good luck and have fun.

Linda Toth said...

Little Lydia makes the big time! I got a very nice morning chuckle at the very apt interpretation of Lydia's excitement and joy.

Great photos and fun!