Today snow was falling early in the day; light, fine and dusty
particles blowing for a few hours which coated all surfaces white
again. Then the snow stopped and melting resumed. This confirmed
rumors that the Restart would be moved to Willow on Sunday. The
mushers will take off from Willow Lake behind the Community Center.
From there, the trail will cross Long Lake, Crystal Lake and Vera
Lake. Once off Vera Lake, the trail will travel down the Susitna
River to the Yentna. Restart begins at 10Am Sunday March 7th. Parking
is always at a premium so plan to be there early.
Cool Dreams dogs have been training with Judy Merritt. Judy gave
us a call and we met her and her husband for dinner. They had been
up from Moose Pass to ship her second sled out via air cargo. Bill
was happy to see Priscilla.
A visit to Race Headquarters at the Millenium Hotel in Anchorage
proved the massive amount of planning that is coming together to
stage this year's Iditarod. Lois Harter had moved 3 vanloads of
"stuff" to her new hotel home for the next several weeks.
Veterinarians, Checkers and other staff were arriving with luggage
while we were there. The Teacher on the Trail was in attendance