I see some of you were wondering how the dropped dogs are labeled. All the dogs that run Iditarod have microchips inserted into their necks, they have tags on their collars with the mushers number on it and a letter that identifies each dog. Most mushers including Karen write the dogs name on the collar. With all that said and done anyone can drive into the prison and take what ever dog the want, because ID is never checked. Most of the time the prison dog lot has handlers walking around checking collars because they don't recognize the dogs, Karen's dogs stand out in the crowd.
It's supposed to get down to -30F tonight in Takotna, so it looks like Karen is going to be getting the weather that she's always wished for. I just hope that the wind doesn't pick up.
That's it for now, I have to go finish my nap:)