What a run Ryno Kennel is having! After a 5 hour rest in Braeburn, Ryne and the pups left Braeburn at 7:08 AM Sunday morning with a plan to camp on the trail before Carmacks. With all going as scheduled, Ryne ran through Carmacks with a short 15 minute stop to resupply from her drop bags. All the dogs were straining at their harnesses during that stop, wanting to get back on the trail, and that was a wonderful sight. With the weather dropping into the -30s on the trail at night, the pups were having fun -- remember 2 years ago on this trail it was in the -40s and -50s, so this feels warmer! Pulling into Pelly Crossing at 10:59 this morning, all pups looked great. After a thorough Vet check, lunch, and massages, all bedded down for a long nap. That is all the dogs got a long nap! From the time they pulled in, after feeding each dog, giving each a massage, eating herself, Ryne caught a two hour nap. Ryne was then back up, working on her sled, waking pups to feed and stretch legs, bootying all 14!, and getting ready for the trail. And boy did they look good leaving the yard, Kindi, Drake, and Coot barking the loudest.
Please enjoy pictures from the checkpoints.
Thanks again to all the wonderful Volunteers. Here are the "check in" volunteers at Braeburn (the line of people in the distance are anxiously awaiting the teams at the Carmacks recreation center)