Northbound for Kaltag

Pete and the Team are off their way North to Kaltag. They pulled over at Eagle Island after a 7 hour run and took a 5 hour break. That is an EXCELLENT time considering that the Team was pulling a few extra pound of food and supplies. In 2013, Mitch Seavey, who won that year, did that run in 7 hours 13 minutes. Very Impressive Mr. Kaiser and the Team (Of course!)

The run to Kaltag is another 60 miles. There are 7 teams pretty much traveling together behind the front 3 of Petit, Ulsom, and Seavey. Pete and Richie and Ray seem to have the speed advantage, but a small mistake at any point or a sore ankle in any Team could be costly as Teams head up this last section of unused trail. 

Presently Kaltag is showing sunshine and winds from the Southwest at 8mph. A Low is headed up the coast and Sunday may prove to be weather challenging.

Mushing Forecast for tonight and tomorrow
(Remember to SPRING FORWARD tonight- YAY!- One more hour of playtime after work!!!):

Kaltag Area- Tonight
A 20 percent chance of snow after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 2. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Unalakleet Area – Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. East wind 10 to 15 mph.
Snow, mainly after 9am. Areas of freezing fog after 3pm. High near 26. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
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