a difference a day makes. Record
breaking temperatures, rain and deteriorating trails have taking
their toll on our team. Since
I posted last, Karen has dropped 5 dogs, Grover, Skor, Kara, Dasher
& Surge. All were
dropped for muscle or shoulder injuries caused by the soft punchy
trail. The dream of a
12 day race has evaporated and Karenís Iditarod has quickly turned
into a salvage mission. Every
checkpoint that Karen makes from now on will be a bonus, she will
take as much rest as she can while she watches the trails disappear
and the back of the pack pass her by.
Iím very confident in Karenís dog driving abilities, and
Iím positive that she will do whatever is best for her dogs.
and Snickers are recovering nicely and the babies are doing fine.
Iím off to the prison today to pick up two more dogs, I think that
itís Grover and Skor.
thatís all for now, I guess weíll have to wait and see what
Note: Although it is disappointing that warm weather and poor trail
conditions have lead to the dropping of key dogs from previous
Iditarods. The remaining nine dogs, although a smaller team, are
still very good team:)