Kaltag to Koyuk

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Re: Kaltag to Shaktoolik

Postby emwcee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:15 pm

Eeek. Now Nic is stopped at the same area where he got lost last year. And I've got to try to sleep!
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Re: Kaltag to Shaktoolik

Postby Frozen Chosen » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:22 pm

emwcee wrote:Eeek. Now Nic is stopped at the same area where he got lost last year. And I've got to try to sleep


Ok Em, your getting me excited too n i dont have tracker, so youll have to mc me thru this! Dont go to sleep yet, Grill! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Kaltag to Shaktoolik

Postby tanglefoot » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:34 am

Nics been stopped a long time on the peninsula outsode shak, wonder whats going on? Seems to have some traouble getting across the ice to there. Bad ice or leaders not liking the trail?
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Re: Kaltag to Shaktoolik

Postby tanglefoot » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:35 am

Pete k has just pulled the hook at shak
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Re: Kaltag to Shaktoolik

Postby txbennett » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:05 am

Nic does not like to "rest" in check points. He probably chose to rest at the cabin on the point. From there he may be able to see the chase pack coming and leave before they arrive with a rested team to move to and through Koyuk. Breaking trail on the new overland trail to Koyuk may be a challenge.
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Re: Kaltag to Shaktoolik

Postby mira » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:54 am

Sure, but Nicolas has stopped on the ice not on the land... it was later on the trail he took the wrong turn last year, but it's sea and ice. Perhaps he is not sure about the trail and wants to wait for the other? It is dark.

Peter is still on land, having good speed, three miles behind Nicolas.
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Re: Kaltag to Shaktoolik

Postby mira » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:01 am

Rewinded, Nicolas tracker blipped between orange and green, probably walking speed? Then it stopped at 10pm, and hasn't moved since. That's 5 hours ago now.

Peter and Joar both rested for 3.5 hours (some minutes more). Peter are two miles behind Nicolas, he just hit the ice. Will be looking at his tracker to see how it goes. Joar is four miles behind. No other has left Shaktoolik, Jessie Holmes and Aliy is on trail between Unalakleet and Shaktoolik.
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Re: Kaltag to Koyuk

Postby mira » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:08 am

I added Koyuk in this topic, since most mushers take a rest there.

Peter is on the ice, going at 8.2 mph
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Re: Kaltag to Koyuk

Postby mira » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:23 am

...and Peter has passed Nicolas. If he stopped, it wasn't for long. Nicolas is still resting.

Joar is four miles behind, will soon enter the ice.

Jessie has left Shaktoolik. I looked at the dog numbers, Jessie R, Aliy and Paige all have 12 dogs. Jessie H have 11 dogs, the rest of top ten have 9 or 10.
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Re: Kaltag to Koyuk

Postby mira » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:23 am

Looking at the front teams crossing the sea ice. Be aware that the mileage on the GPS tracker is probably wrong, I guess there are still 5 miles behind between Joar and Peter. I guess they people responsible for the GPS map will fix the blue route and then it will be corret. I think they use some kind of snap-to-route to show how many miles and when they are way off the route (as they are now) the data is wrong.
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