GPS shows Pete through Akiak on the way to Tuluksak. We won’t see anything shake out until early tomorrow morning as teams make their way into Kalskag. Most teams will take a short break tonight in Tuluksak, feed the dogs and have some of the great Tuluksak hospitality in preparation for the trek up to the Kalskag checkpoint. With the wind and the temperatures we have right now, the section from Tuluksak to Kalskag may be the most brutal of the race.
Jen is making good progress on her way to the Bogus campsite. Rick Hanson, Luke Salzbrun, and Ron Kaiser are on their way with all of the camping gear. In the Bogus Creek 150, teams have “Pit Crews” that help out the musher in Bogus. Bogus Creek is just a place, not a village, that has been used since the race inception. This unique race truly has the “bush” flavor. This year will be a special year at Bogus with Rudy Demoski in the pack. Demoski, a veteran of one of the first Kuskokwim 300 races and veteran of mushing since before most of the other mushers were born, will surely regale the others with stories from past races.
Another item of note is that 150 Musher Casey Stockdale is running with 8 dogs from Team Kaiser. We’ll be keeping an eye on Casey as well as the race progresses.
Instructions have been given to our pit crew to get some photos- I can’t wait to see them.