A tough trail for the dogs, but not for the mushers as warm temperatures took its toll on the trail, but a TOP TEN finish is very respectable. In addition to his eighth place finish, Pete also will take home the Best in the West prize that is awarded to local mushers in a race known for the top teams in ALL of racing.
Pete and the Team had an official Race Time of 42 Hours and 26 Minutes. He finished the race with 9 dogs.
Good Job Team!!
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Just looking at the Tracker History of Shouviller Wassilie and comparing it to Jeff King. Between two very close points on the trail, Tuluksak and the Gweek to Tundra corner, Shouviller’s time was 3 hours exactly, while Jeff King’s time was 2 hours and 45 minutes for the identical section.
So Rohn and Jeff are running just a bit faster over that section of trail of about 30 miles or so. I haven’t had my coffee yet, but I’ll let you figure out the rest, but that point is about 20 trail miles from Bethel.
Given those calculations, I’m expecting Pete and the Team to arrive just about Noon. He dropped another dog and is running 9 in the Team.
The B-Team Express with Peter Reuter were out of Aniak this morning after a 6 hour break and are halfway to Kalskag at present. Expecting a late one or early tomorrow finish for the young Team.
Mushing Weather this morning-
.TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 30. EAST WIND 10 TO 25 MPH.
.TONIGHT...SNOW...PATCHY FOG. SNOW ACCUMULATION 1 TO 3 INCHES...LOWS
IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S. EAST WIND 15 TO 30 MPH.
Peter Kaiser 2018 Iditarod
Finished 3/14/18 1:09:03pm
9days 22hrs 9min 2sec
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