There is peace and quiet. The Pretty Curly Tails relax in the sun and snow.
|Billie cleaning up|
|Casey getting a tan|
|Irving glaring at Charge with his good eye|
|Kelly being zen|
|Q reliving his trail time in his head|
|Roscoe not at all disappointed to be back in Willow|
|Runner resting, Charge trying not to look at Irving who is glaring at him with his good eye|
|See with her souvenir Iditarod straw|
|TopDog trying not to slide from his comfy spot|
|Beauty dreaming of salmon|
|Tramp with her mouth shut for a change|
Meanwhile in Nome
Richard can't prepare the special spot in the dog yard for the Pretty Curly Tails at the finish because there have been a steady stream of finishers and there's no room. He will be getting up very bright and early when the dogs have moved on to set up the V.I.P.C.T. lounge for the dogs to rest after the race.
He was also unable to steal... I mean FIND a snowmachine, as they are "hot" items in Nome, which means outrageously expensive to rent, gas is astronomical, and it will most likely be dark with the Pretty Curly Tails arrive at Safety, he will stay behind in Nome to prepare for their arrival and get pictures and stuffs... and things there for us to share with you.
Meanwhile in Norton Sound
Wayward, the North Wapiti GPS that fell off on the way to Koyuk, has been returned to the sled and reattached and is working, so we will have tracking all the way to the finish... whew.
Meanwhile in White Mountain
The Pretty Curly Tails and Musher are resting and will soon pull the hook on the last 70 miles of the Iditarod.
Somewhere along the trail, you may see them stop for a while. The Musher has a special place where she thanks her dogs, both current and past that have made such a lasting impact on her life and heart, and some that have made a lasting impact on the lives of all sled dogs.
These last 70 miles is about the achievement she and the dogs have been through, and a bit of regret that its over.
No matter how long it takes, we will be watching, and are glad you, the North Wapiti fans, could make this trip with us. We wait for the final legs... Safety, and then on to Nome.