Category Archives: Race Season 2008

Run & Learn

Well, we have to chalk this 250 off as another learning experience.  Bruce left Portage and the team was amped.  He said they were just cooking and he was passing teams and making good time despite the conditions.  They were … Continue reading

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Bruce’s Race Update

Bruce came into Portage with a good run behind him.  He had the 7th fastest time and things looked good.  Tanya had a sore wrist and had to be scratched.  As Bruce tried to get some rest Toppi sat outside … Continue reading

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I Never Want To See Another Mountain

The Can-Am ate chewed my (Monica’s) team up and spit us out!  During the musher’s meeting for the 60 miler they told us the moose situation was really bad this year and we needed to be careful.  They were seeing … Continue reading

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The Midnight Trot

Well, they call it the Midnight Run; however, that’s not what our team had in mind and trotting is what they did!  Seems the grueling conditions from Wyoming paid their toll and as we had worried the team was not … Continue reading

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Stage 7 & 8 – Bittersweet

Sorry for the delay in blogging.  Many of you have e-mailed asking for updates and I have slacked off due to the craziness of the past 2 days.  I left off with our status the morning of Stage 7.  Well, … Continue reading

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Stage 7 – Up to the Minute Update

It’s 7:30AM and we woke this morning to 8″ of fresh snow and it is snowing like mad outside.  Frank Teasley just came and told us that it is expected to get worse and he is working on Plan A, … Continue reading

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Stage 6 – Tragedy Strikes

I know it’s hard to believe, but the trail was blown over and deep, once again!  Dogs were literally up to their bellies breaking trail and at times saw 4 foot drifts.  They had promised us a groomed trail and … Continue reading

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Stage 4 & 5 – Could It Get Any Worse?

Stage 4 was a bear and came complete with drama. We got to see the best and worst in sportsmenship today. We knew it was going to be a tough day when we literally followed the plow truck down the … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – 18 Mile Iditarod

The expression today was….”WOW, what a day!”  After yesterday, there was some tired souls that arrived at the starting line only to find out that they were in for another slug fest.  We were informed at the musher’s meeting that there was … Continue reading

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Stage 2 A Real Bear

What a loooooooonngg day it has been.  We arrived at the start of the race to very gusting winds.  The mushers were told there would be lots of wind, drifting and areas with 10+ inches of new snow.  Most mushers … Continue reading

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