Good morning Ryno Kennel fans! I want to thank Katy Olson (Ryne’s mama) for doing a great post for us last night to keep us updated on Ryne’s progress down the trail, thank you Katy! I apologize for the lack of blog posts recently, but I’ve finally found some fast internet and can keep you all up to date on Ryne as she heads down the trail!
Ryne left Elim this morning at 6:18 AM and is less than twenty miles from White Mountain and her eight hour rest before the last seventy seven miles to Nome. She’s hittin’ the home stretch, and we’ve all got ants in our pants waiting for her and our Ryno Kennel athletes to make it under the burled arch!
As far as I can tell from the tracker, the dogs must be feeling awesome! They’ve been cruising along at nine and ten mph, just eating up the trail. I’m not sure who the last dog she dropped in Shaktoolik is, and I’ve since found out that whoever it is will not come to Nome, but go all the way to Anchorage. So, as soon as I find out from the Authiers, I’ll let all you wonderful Ryno Kennel fans know.
Now, I’m not that great at math, so bear with me Ryno Kennel fans. Looking at the tracker, and how fast Ryne’s going, I expect she’ll be into White Mountain at about 12:30 PM or 1 PM. That puts her leaving her eight hour mandatory rest in White Mountain at around 9 PM. If she doesn’t stop along the trail to give the dogs a rest, she should be getting into Nome at 6 AM or 7 AM Friday morning. If she does decide to stop, she should be getting in between 10 AM and noon, depending on how long she camps on the trail. My guess is she won’t camp since it’ll be the home stretch into Nome, but it all depends on our athletes and how they’re looking.
That’s all for now folks! I’ll try and do an update tonight to give you a better sense of when Ryne will be making it into Nome, but if not, check back in the morning for more news on Ryne and her happy huskies!