Copper Basin Update from Meier's Lake

Hello everyone! The Ryno Kennel handlers have all arrived at the second checkpoint. Ryne and Kalyn are out on the trail right now, speeding through the 68 miles from Chistochina (first checkpoint) to Meier’s Lake (second checkpoint). We’re expecting Ryne in a few hours, but hoping to catch a little sleep yet.

The dogs look great so far. The first run from the start to Chisto was shorter than usual this year due to weather conditions, but the dogs did a good job of resting at the first checkpoint despite not being tired. That having been said, they blasted out of the checkpoint with extreme enthusiasm when they could! This second run will be a lot longer, so they should all be properly ready to rest by the time they arrive here in Meier’s Lake.

I’ve included some photos from the first run and the first checkpoint. Enjoy!

Kalyn arriving in the first checkpoint.

Kalyn arriving in the first checkpoint.

Ryne taking care of her dogs just after arriving at the first checkpoint.

Ryne taking care of her dogs just after arriving at the first checkpoint.

Ryne’s team on the first leg of the race.

Ryne’s team on the first leg of the race.