Last night was the musher’s meeting and bib drawing for the Knik 200. A record (I believe) FIFTY-FIVE mushers signed up, including a number of former Iditarod and Quest Champions (Martin Buser, Jeff King, Lance Mackey, Dean Osmar, John Schandlemeirer). Like many kennels in the area, we actually have 2 teams entered in the race. That’s right, in addition to my team, Mark is running a team. This is completely Mark’s own idea. He knows the trails and just wants to do a ‘camping trip’ in a race setting with our rookie dogs. It will be a great experience for them and I’m very pleased Mark wants to do this.
Mark's Team includes:
You can follow the race at www.knik200.com - just remember that many of the mushers – including Mark and I may have different agendas in the race then winning. Many are using this as a training event and therefore not really ‘racing to win’ – so results may not be as you expect.
Karen's team includes:
Talk to you all in 200 miles or so.
(As always, thanks to Kim of Kelim Siberians for her uncanny
ability to recognize & label dogs regardless of the angle!)