Thomas Waerner looked equally frosty as Hugh Neff did. Temperatures in the checkpoint are 20 below. That means it is much colder on the river and right during sunrise, the temperatures drop the lowest. Thomas is parking in “short term “. There are 2 parking lots here. One for the mushers intending on staying less then 24 hrs , and another for the ones who declare their 24 and are pretty sure they will actually take the 24 here.