Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Iditarod Update #43 - Lance Out of Koyuk

Leader on the Move - Rest of the front shut down

Lance is on his way to Elim.
John Baker made it in to Koyuk, to join Sebastian Sebastian Schnuelle.
The rest of the front pack is still shut down and not moving.
Hugh Neff and Jeff King both returned to the Shaktoolik checkpoint several hours in the elements. Hugh has severe frostbite, Jeff had lead dogs who refused to move into the wind.
Mitch Seavey and Aaron Burmeister are still on the edge of the Norton Sound, unable or unwilling to head out on the ice into the wind.

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