As the second day of the Iditarod 2011 comes to a close, both the Red Team and the Black Team are doing well. Aliy is into Rohn with all 16 dogs. Her dogs are steady and strong. They are not the speed demons that are on some of the other teams, but they will not lose as much speed as they go along either. She is jumping from 8th to 20th depending on her run - rest schedule, but that means little at this point. She is ahead of her plan.
Allen is out of Rainy Pass with 15 dogs. He had to drop Chica and she is already back with our handling crew in Anchorage. Like Aliy, he is running to his schedule and doing very well.
Mickey will be out in Nikolai and McGrath tomorrow and we should get some good updates on the dogs and mushers. These photos are of Aliy going through Yentna yesterday. They are by Phillip Walters.
By Phillip Walters