Koyuk - 171 miles to go!

Maliko and Tessa are in Nome waiting the arrival of Ryne and her amazing pups (and with poor internet service and no fast data on the phone,  we won't get to enjoy the informative, exciting posts Maliko has provided,but she was able to call with a few updates.)

Ryne arrived in Koyuk at 11:20 AM today with ten pups after her continued travel with Kristen Pace of Hey Moose Kennel. Anticipated arrival into Nome is late Friday night or early Saturday

.Dropped dogs: Kindi traveled home to Two Rivers the first of the week, while Belle, CJ, Niagra, and Perm, have all arrived in Anchorage and are all enjoying lazing in the sun at the home of Brad and Erin Authier.

 If dropped dogs are not picked up immediately at the Iditarod headquarters at the Millinium hotel in Anchorage, they are held at a women's prison just outside of Anchorage.

If dropped dogs are not picked up immediately at the Iditarod headquarters at the Millinium hotel in Anchorage, they are held at a women's prison just outside of Anchorage.

 Perm with the coat on, Belle, Niagra, and CJ at the back enjoying each other's company at the Authiers.

Perm with the coat on, Belle, Niagra, and CJ at the back enjoying each other's company at the Authiers.

Ryne also dropped a dog in Shatoolik, so she is running 10 dogs who seem to be averaging a pretty good pace. Into Koyuk a blistering 9.01 mph. ( Maliko is visiting the Nome yard today to see if she can find out who has been dropped the last half of this race.)

Also, we found an update posted yesterday on the insider that mentioned Ryne's use of massage therapy for the pups and talk of the incredible aurora that night: Eye on the Trail: Tuesday First Light in Unk

 

http://iditarod.com/eye-on-the-trail-tuesday-first-light-in-unk/

That is all for this post. Please keep sending those good vibes and help us cheer Ryne and the pups down the trail.