It was great to see the team come into Carmacks looking great. The dogs were perky and in good shape, and they are parked here for a few hours rest before the run through to Braeburn.
The dogs ate exceptionally well when they arrived with bags of snacks and kibble with water devoured right away! Allen also ate well with a “Musher’s Sampler Platter”. He couldn’t decide on the Shepherd’s Pie or the Pasta Bake so he had both.
Allen and Hugh were bantering back and forth once Hugh got up from his rest and it was quite comical. Even in their sleep deprived state they can enjoy each other’s company. We saw Brent for a fleeting moment but he was on the move, filling his water thermos and hitting the trail!
Allen said it definitely feels like it cooled off a bit which is nice for him and the dogs. The temperature right now in Carmacks is around 3F but the forecast is for another warm day tomorrow.
My photography capabilities are limited at 3am so check out the Yukon Quest Facebook Page for some great pics and video of the Black Team’s arrival.