Dave pulled into the Carmacks Checkpoint (Mile 177) yesterday afternoon, made up his time differential, and pulled out early this morning. The Gang is resting at McCabe Creek Dog Drop (not a checkpoint, but a place where mushers can leave dogs with handlers) after the 40ish mile run from Carmacks. It looks like he arrived there about two hours ago. All in all, it’s super cold out there! Carmacks at -40 F yesterday, and forecasts down the trail are approaching -50.
Dave did decide to drop Chuck and Kate in Carmacks – those two rookies will finish the Quest in the dog truck with Kirsten and Jen. No word on why they were dropped – keep ya posted.