[Update- Team Kaiser Official Time OUT- 10:11 DOGS- 11]
Tonights journey will take him into the hills behind Kaltag for 90 miles to Unalakleet. He will be headed towards the coast so he’ll be right at home with the continuous wind in the area. This is the last of the long runs the team will face. Teams have been taking 11 to 18 hours on this leg, so my expectation is tomorrow morning for a Unalakleet arrival.
Iditarod Description- The trail climbs for 15 miles from Kaltag through mostly wooded country to the summit of the portage, about 800 feet above sea level. Then it descends slowly into the valley of the Unalakleet River, staying mostly in wooded or semi-wooded country with some excursions across taiga and open areas until Old Woman, then running across mostly open tundra on the south side of the river valley. The trail drops back down onto the Unalakleet River about 8 miles out of town, making a couple of short portages across river bends before crossing the frozen lagoon into Unalakleet.Weather this for this evenings journey:
EASTERN NORTON SOUND AND NULATO HILLS-
641 PM AKDT SUN MAR 14 2010
UPDATED TO CANCEL ADVISORY
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 15 BELOW TO 20 BELOW. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH...LOCALLY TO 20 MPH WITH WIND CHILL TO 35 BELOW THIS
Kaltag to Unalakleet Trail Photos: