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Jan 24, 2014

The rain stopped, the sun came out, and we dodged huge puddles of melting snow.

To be honest, it’s a bit depressing.  The talk around town is nothing but the weather, and whether the weather will get cold in time for the race.

Jan 23, 2014

Doggy Yawn in AlaskaAnother big day, but a very productive one.

Jan 23, 2014

Organisation day today. Its too wet to run the dogs, the trails have turned to slush, so the plan is to sort the race “Drop Bags” (Check point bags of necessaries).

Jan 23, 2014

Showers have turned to solid rain and the temperature has risen to a toastie 9 degrees.

We head out to Lance MacKay’s mum’s (Cathy) shed in the nearby town of Wasilla to use her Meat saw and chiller to prepare our race checkpoint drop –bags. (Lance is the legend of sled-dog racing)

Jan 22, 2014

Rain overnight has frozen to ice… it’s too dangerous for training.

We spend the day doing some race preparation.

Curt, Fleur and Block (one of the leader dogs) coach us through some of the preparations for the race and transitions and equipment.