Pete and Peter finished the 2014 Denali Doubles Invitational in 8th place coming into Cantwell at half past 3pm Saturday. Go Team Kaiser!
The Great One as a backdrop to the Denali Doubles Start. Awesome!!
Pete and Peter and the Team are off on the trail into the wilderness. The trail will head up into a beautiful area, but it’s going to be COLD!!
Tonight’s Mushing Weather:
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AKST FRIDAY IN PASSES...
.TONIGHT...DECREASING CLOUDS. OCCASIONAL FLURRIES. AREAS OF BLOWING
SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20 BELOW. IN PASSES...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH.
WIND CHILL AROUND 50 BELOW.
Here are some 2014 Denali Doubles Invitational Sled Dog Race Details:
- 265 miles – Cantwell to Paxson and return
- Entries accepted November 1, 2013
- 20 team limit
- Two mushers per team
- $500 entry fee
The top six finishers will receive the following:
1st – $5,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
4th – $750
5th – $500
6th – $250
With the crazy winter weather we have had in Alaska, training has been tough, but RACING has even been tougher with several races cancelling. We still don’t know the Iditarod Restart details as that decision will happen on Monday. The Iditarod has Fairbanks on tap as an alternate race Restart.
Pete and Peter and the entire Team have been bunking and training with Aaron Burmeister in Nenana with a brief respite back in Bethel for the Kuskokwim 300.
After that race in the midst of rain and slush, the decision was made to return to Nenana where they have been since January.
Scrounging for training time, they got lucky and got a spot in Jeff King’s Denali Double race this weekend. Only a very limited number of race slots are available, but a last minute withdrawal gave Team Kaiser a place to test their wares.
Here are some important links:
The race is interesting in that TWO musher ride the trail with the Team. I was reading through the rules last night and the following caused me a chuckle:
They can use two sleds as show from last year’s photo: