Thursday, January 18, 2007

John arrived at Wolverine checkpoint before dark. This was the first time I was able to take pics of the team in motion because they were always arriving and leaving in the dark, which is not hard to do in the winter in Alaska! John only had 30 minutes mandatory rest for the dogs left, which is why he didn't bother putting down straw. He just fed them and they took a quick nap and they were off again. The dogs seem to understand that checkpoints equal rest and they waste no time getting to sleep. All of the activity around them (other teams coming and going, snowmachines, etc.) does not seem to bother them at all The pic below is John getting the team lined out to take off again. The weather was getting worse.


Blogger SusanE said...

How do they stop the dogs from wandering around inside the truck? I'm assuming that they are tied on short leads into the box.

7:01 AM

Blogger laura g. said...

There is a line attached to the back of each individual box so they can be tied in comfortably. Dave Dalton has the same type of truck and he didn't have me attach his dogs last year in the Quest after the race, he knew they were too tired to roam, they just wanted to snuggle in their boxes.

1:42 PM

Anonymous Dara said...

You write very well.

5:47 AM


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