Talking with Veronica, the long drive to Circle went well. They got a chance to stop at Lee’s, Dave amazing friend who also has been involved with the quest, to drop off some stuff from the Yukon side. They got a little rest then off to Circle. When they arrived they got information that Dave dropped two gang members, Frasier and Yogi. The dogs are doing good and getting lots of love from the amazing vet team! Don’t worry, the dogs are doing good! Now the handlers patiently wait on Dave and the 11 gang members to make their way into Circle. Dave is just over 10miles out. 🐕
Update: Dave made it into Circle!! Dave got some rest in Circle about 6hrs, then packed up and was ready to go with the gang around 11:30pm yesterday. They are expecting Dave around 6pm tonight in Central . There has been a weather warning issued for the drive back over Eagle summit that will close the rd down. Once Dave gets into Cental, they will have to make a plan, the handlers, about the drive back. Dave will also have to access the conditions and see how long he needs to rest or go through in Central. 🐕
Update: Dave made his way into Central, after 2:30 pm, in a great mood and all smiles!! He rested for a few more hours and then the gang was off to 101! Dave was not worried with the weather reports because his dogs have experienced high winds and unpredictable weather before. Looks like he has a few other mushers around him🐶
Update: Dave made it to 101 around 1:30am. Took a short brake then they where back on the trail. Dave’s plan was to get up and over Rosebud summit before the winds really picked up, then rest in the other side. Looks like he might of not rested. Dave and the gang are 3hrs out of Two Rivers.
Update: I’m going to start by saying Dave told Veronica and Lee, when he came into Two Rivers, that this run had to be the toughest run from 101 to Two Rivers he has ever endured. It took Dave and the amazing gang 15hrs to to 28miles!! The Blizzard came in strong and Dave and Martin traveled together. Martin told Dave his GPS kept saying 48miles because he was always looking for the trail!! Martin got 12hrs of rest and left. Dave rested for a while also and is about to leave. Dave will have to “Beat” the trail because it has snowed since Martin left. Thank goodness this trail is the last leg, and Dave said he is going to take it nice and steady and slow. I am so proud of the gang for being in such great shape and motivaded and a huge acknowledgment to Dave! 🐶🐕
Here is a picture from Two Rivers! The picture shows the 4 amazing rookies that will make it to the finish line!! Phloem (left)with Kitty (right) in wheel and Cheetos (left)and Butch (right) in team. Way to go gang!! 💙🐕