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Daily Update 13

  Hi Boys and Girls, Good Morning.  Twelve more mushers have crossed under the Burled Arches.  There are 22 teams still on the trail.  Weather has played a big role in the race this year.  Have you been keeping up with the weather stories?  We have also had two teams withdrawn from the race.  Do …

Daily Update 12

Hi Boys and Girls, Good Morning.  Nome has been a busy place since yesterday morning.  19 mushers  have arrived since Joar went under the Burled Arches. Matthew Failor and Ketil Reitan arrived 12 seconds apart.  I bet that was exciting to see.  There are still 38 teams out on the trail.   Let’s cheer them on!  …

Gratulerer Joar!

Hello friends, “Joar Leifseth Ulsom, welcome to Nome!” This was the announcement overheard in the streets of Nome at 3:00 AM Alaska Time. Woowoowoooo! It was a nice looking dog team of 8 dogs that crossed the finish line. They had smiles on their faces and tails in the air. Joar won over $50,000 and …

Daily Update 11

  Hi Boys and Girls, We have a winner. Joar Leifseth Ulsom crossed the finish line this morning at 3:00 am AST.  I was so excited I woke everyone up with my howling.  Congratulations Joar.                     There are still 58 teams out on the trail.  They …

WE HAVE A WINNER

  Hi Boys and Girls, Joar Leifseth Ulsom crossed under the Burled Arch at 3:00 am AST.  His time was 9 days 12 hours 0minutes and 0 seconds. Congratulations to Joar!       See you on the trail, Gypsy

Zoom Lens – Pizza

Andrew Nolan fed his dogs and went to the checkpoint for some sourdough pancakes and bacon.  Then he slept for a couple of hours. When he came back to where his dogs were resting, it looked as if they had called Peace on Earth, the pizzeria in Unalakleet, and ordered a pizza to share.  A …

Daily Update 10

  Hi Boys and Girls, WOW! What a race!  Due to going the wrong way, Nicolas Petit loss his lead to Joar Leifseth Ulsom.  They have both arrived into White Mountain for their mandatory 8 hour rest.  I’m sure both are forming a strategy for the last 77 miles to Nome.  We’ll know tomorrow who …

Zoom Lens: S’Mores

I was invited to a bon-fire up on Army Hill.  The menu includes s’mores.  I went to the store to see what it would cost to purchase the s’more ingredients.  Here are photos of the Graham Crackers, Hershey Bars and Marshmallows from the Alaska Commercial Store in Unalakleet.  Compare the cost of the same ingredients …

A Wrong Turn!

Hello Friends, Woowoowooo! The leader, Nicolas Petit left Shaktoolik on his way to Koyuk with my K9 friends fast and ready to race. Somehow, he lost the trail on the ice on Norton Sound. Once he reached shore he realized his mistake and went back. As you can see in the picture – the dark …

Daily Update 9

  Hi Boys and Girls, Happy Monday!  The teams are moving down the trail. The top 3 teams have left Shaktoolik and the next 2 are in Shaktoolik.  Nicolas Petit is still in the lead and is about 2 ½ hours ahead of Mitch.  Can he hold this lead?  The teams should start getting into …