Gonna be watching!! Go Jeff!
Oh my gosh, this warm up here in Fairbanks is soooooo nice. I imagine it'll play heck on the trails though.
From the website:
BREAKING NEWS: The K300 and Bogus Creek 150 races will NOT start on Friday night. At the mandatory musher’s meeting at 8 am on Friday morning, mushers and race officials will talk about start options, and a decision will be made about when to start. Look for an update in the morning about the rescheduled race starts.
Yea I saw that but didn't investigate further. Wonder what's up.
Probably overflow on lakes/rivers...really bad down south.
I will be pulling for Ed and Quinn as they slog through the slop
We have +41 here up north, any trails are just punchy, crusty, overall a real mess out there. Had the dogs loose yesterday and they overheated bigtime just running around a bit.
Hope it works out so the race can happen...this is just freaky weather for this time of year. In all my years here I have never seen it get above freezing for this long, and the only other times it did it was maybe a day or two of mid 30s or so.
If I were racing I'd be real concerned about my dogs overheating. I guess if there were good patches of water it would help to cool them off, but going from the -20s to -50s and into the +40s is hard on dogs. And when it freezes again it is gonna be real hard on booties/feet.
Is there any concern about the river ice breaking up?
Yes there is. Last year is know as the KuskoSwim. Several snowmachines went through to the water. A couple of teams were stranded 50 miles from the finish line.
hey 1stimestar, sebastian went down to anchorage to get a flight but they werent flying there, he is already back here in paxson. whenever I go out calling for predators (usually over 2 miles away) I can still hear his dogs howling in response. I feel bad for waking him up by making his dogs go nuts...
Haha what is he doing back there, just hanging out? I knew he withdrew, figured he needed to get back home and didn't have time to wait out the delay.
Seavey again wins Kusko 300
By MIKE CAMPBELL
Published: January 20th, 2009 08:06 AM
Last Modified: January 20th, 2009 08:32 AM
Once again, Mitch Seavey of Sterling delivered a fearsome finish to begin his 2009 season exactly where his 2008 season ended -- in the winner's circle.
Seavey early this morning wrapped up his second consecutive Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, coming from behind on the last stretch to win in 38 hours, 30 minutes, just eight minutes faster than Martin Buser of Big Lake.
Jeff King of Denali Park, who led earlier Monday, slipped to third, 90 minutes behind Seavey.