Sorry for the radio silence this past week, but we've been busy preparing the dogs for the Old Mail Trail 200 on the 27th (including yearlings….hint hint) and following the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Ryno Kennel does not have a team in the race this year, but we are enthusiastically following and cheering on SP Kennel!
Update on Iditarod: Aliy is battling it out at the front and recently left Shaktoolik after staying only 1hr 15m. With 13 dogs, Aliy is posting competitive times. Next stop for her: Koyuk. Allen left Nulato a couple hours ago with 14 strong young dogs, racing a slower schedule and prepping the next generation for a competitive team. Last night, I arrived in Nome where the temperature is a balmy 0F and ZERO wind. The wind is predicated to pick up, but for now, conditions couldn't be more perfect. Tomorrow, Bridgett (Allen's daughter) and I will drive snow machines out to White Mountain (the second to last checkpoint, 77 miles from Nome) to see Aliy and the front runners. Hopefully I'll get some photos and updates.