Pete and the Team arrived into Finger Lake this morning at 5:43am right on schedule and still holding 10th position. The Standings Page shows them in 11th, but this is because Aliy Zirkle passed through Finger Lake after them and is now back on the trail. The Standings Page will show position based on the trail, so if a Team is in and out again, they will appear in the lead. We will list the position based on the IN time as it is really the standing position of the Race. Some Teams don’t like to rest in a checkpoint and will be in and out, but rest just a short bit up the trail.
Martin Buser appears to be going for some kind of non stop record. He is still on the trail this morning having only completed two short 30 minute breaks along the trail.
I anticipate a 3-4 hour break here in Finger Lake before heading up into the Rainy Pass area.
Weather this morning is very warm. I was worrying about a low in the Bering Sea affecting temperatures and it appears that it has moved inland a bit and is keeping temperatures almost too warm for a fast trail.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCGRATH...NIKOLAI...TAKOTNA... FAREWELL LAKE 602 AM AKST MON MAR 4 2013 .TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE TEENS TO MID 20S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH. .TONIGHT...CLOUDY. LOWS 8 TO 15 ABOVE. EAST WINDS TO 10 MPH. .TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE 20S TO LOWER 30S. EAST WINDS TO 10 MPH.