Your not-so-roving Border Collie Reporter, Bet, here!
I want to apologize for that Kara trick. You would have thought I had learned my lesson when she sent poor Bait over the mountains to be captured by Sherpas.
We just found a picture of the Pretty Curly Tails and the Musher at the start of the race:
So we got some exciting news by way of the Torch River Run blog site that said that the Musher arrived first at the Piprell Lake checkpoint! Here's a link to the current positions (it'll change as the race proceeds), but right now the Musher is in FIRST PLACE!
Apparently, there was a bit of a mix up on the trail, and although the Musher and Pretty Curly Tails found their way just fine, the other mushers took a break on the trail and then got a little lost, so the Musher has a two hour lead on the group!
Now, we don't have the whole story about what happened, but shortly before the team reached the Piprell Lake checkpoint, I got a text message from Rocket saying she found a really cool souvenir from the race that she was going to bring me. She sent me this picture from her cell phone: