It was so good to see everyone again! They have seen so much on their trails since we last caught a glimpse of them leaving Pelly Crossing. They’ve climbed summits, travelled on the river and through the historic Klondike gold mining regions. If only those trails could talk, the stories they would tell.
The Black Team was fourth into Dawson at 10.18pm tonight. The dogs looked fantastic, I know I say that all the time but they truly did. Bridgett almost lost fingers giving them their fish snacks and they were ready to continue down the trail to camp. It was exciting to see them looking so good.
Once they arrived into the chute Aliy mushed the team over the river while Allen followed in the truck so he could be present during the vet checks. Aliy said it is great to have the vet team do an exam right away so they can listen to hearts and lungs and go through each dog thoroughly. Everyone looks great!
Allen talked about the beautiful scenery today especially up on King Solomon’s Dome where they were above the clouds and all you could see was blue sky and the peaks of the highest mountains. He was really pleased with the team, they are all eating everything and that is great to see!
The plan now for every one of the team is to sleep. Aliy is with the dogs and the rest of us in town. Will give you more details and stories tomorrow, in the meantime: nigh-night!