Wednesday, 5 March 2003

March 5, 2003

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Please visit June's site for more Iditarod 2003 Pictures.
(These pictures were taken by an amateur lucky enough to be at the start of the race helping another musher.
Our thanks to her for offering to share her North Wapiti photos with us!)
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Karen and GB Jones were located near each other and June snagged both for a picture.
 June was there to help with GB's team.

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Karen and Bob Ford

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This was Karen's Idita-rider. Isn't she darling?

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Karen's dog catches a nap

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June was not sure if this was Karen's Pirate or not but loved the picture of that stressed out sled dog waiting for the big event in her truck early in the morning.

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After the weekend being around so many dogs, it was tough to keep them straight but this one is special to June. Karen's Oden, aka Odie, who was about the size of one of Cym's puppies when June first met Karen and her wonderful fur kids and she considers him "her" North Wapiti dog.

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June had to grab Karen belatedly and ask her to put a bandana on her dogs made by Donna Finner. 

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Thank you, Eagle Pack, for your support of Karen.

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June finds it rather ironic to have a running love affair with Karen's "pedigreed" beauties as well as GB's solid working Alaskan Huskies but, states "How can you help not love 'em all?"

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Karen's fur kids were gorgeous according to June.

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Like her dogs, Karen seemed the picture of calm efficiency.

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This was my last pix on the street as Karen's team was about to pull out.

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Even though June couldn't take pictures of the team she was helping get to the starting line, it did put her in a great position to snap Karen as she came to the start line.

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After running GB's dogs up to the starting chute, June ran out of the chute, around a truck, then grabbed her camera to snap pictures of Karen.

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Mark and Karen on the way. Mark would later rescue June, helping to get GB's stuff off the river and back to a vehicle. June wanted to say, "Thanks, Mark!!! I'd probably still be standing on that dang river without your help....unless I'd fallen thru by now."

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