The race is finally here!! We leave Anchorage for Nome tomorrow!
During the past couple of weeks I was busy completing my food drops for the race. Food drops carry all of the kibble, meats, dog care items, musher food, and more. There are 20 available checkpoints to drop your food. The Iditarod airforce picked up all of the drops in Anchorage and flew them out to all of the checkpoints. It was quite an ordeal, I would have to say, it was real tough trying to calculate my runs and the amount of food I will need pulling into each checkpoint. I shipped over 900 pounds of dog kibble, over 900 pounds of meat, such as beef, lamb, fish, chicken, and turkey.
My friends and family have helped me out tremendously, I will get around to individual thank yous after the race, but for now I would like to express my gratitude. Without your help the dogs and I would have never reached the start, and we are finally there. My dogs appreciate it too, I know, trust me.
You can follow our progress on this site or on the Iditarod website CLICK HERE.
The mushers banquet was last night. During the dinner we received our bibs and number of start. I got number 59!
The dogs are ready! I have all of my gear and I am fired up!!
I will talk to you all after I get to Nome. Thank you again. You rock!!
Love, Heather and the dogs