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!!!):