As you may have already heard, Karen scratched in McGrath citing personal reasons.
I will not speculate on the reason, except to say: I know that Karen was nursing a bad ankle and her badly injured hand during the race. I know that her main focus during the race is for the care, safety, and health of the dogs. If she was unable to ensure all of that, she would not continue.
Rest assured, all of the dogs are fine, and Karen will be fine too.
Karen will be back to tell the whole tale, and until then, unless I or other authors of the blog hear from Karen, we will just wait until she has the time to post.
Of course, I do have one theory that I felt I needed to share.
Richard has mentioned to me that the MOMENT Team North Wapiti left for Alaska, there was a major shift in living arrangements:
Kara took over the main bedroom
X took over the cloud
Bet and Bait took over the couch
And Cricket took over the guest house....
which left Richard with the only place left to sleep
I think Karen felt sorry for him and wanted to get back home.
That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.