Steve Gurney's Blog
Curt has stopped in Carmacks for a six hour rest break. The dogs are looking good but it hit -50° Celsius.
The break is precautionary, as the dog need to be in good shape for the upcoming leg, a section where two competitors have come to grief… I’m guessing it’s a bit dangerous!
So we are staying in Carmacks for tonight, then we'll head to Whitehorse tomorrow.
Rumour is that he has fallen off and hit his head. Brent and Allan Moore were cat-n-mouse for the lead over the last 2 days, and they were less than a day from the finish of the race, so this is dramatic news!! (secretly we were hoping Brent would win, as Allan won last year, it’s Brent’s turn and he’s a friendly, approachable and intelligent guy)
We had a lot of fun today taking promo shots for our sponsors.
The talent being two of Curt and Fleur's most photogenic dogs, and of course the very beautiful Jackie and Pam, and me, the thorn between the two roses.
At a cosy minus 38 degrees Celsius, Pam was not having a bar of any underwear shots, but plucky Jackie got down to her long-johns and thin top!
Curt’s off after the mandatory 36 hrs rest.
He’s got 9 dogs left in the team, a total of 5 have been dropped as a precaution (with recovery for the upcoming Iditarod race in mind.)
Hatchett, Scenic, Block, Kick, Dodge are now travelling in the truck with us, resting and recovering.
Now starting again at the halfway mark the race now truly begins. The team is “bedded in”.