Aliy left Mile 101 checkpoint without Chena. As she was bringing her team up from her parking spot to the checkout area she noticed Chena was limping a little and appeared to have a sore shoulder.
Although she thought it could have just been a cramp from sleeping, as the next leg included Eagle Summit she didn’t want to risk having her really injure it more or have to carry her in the bag up and over the hill.
Chena is happy in the truck having had some beef snacks and is now curled up asleep. It won’t be long before she is reunited with her team mates and back at the kennel where she will get some rest for a while as we reassess her injury.
She had done so well up until that point but it was best for everyone that she get left with Wes and Wendy.