Thank you to all sponsors and fans for your support and encouragement. Without you, not only would Evening Star Kennel been absent from the 2010 Yukon Quest, but this incredible sport and these wonderful dogs would become a thing of distant memory. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope that you have enjoyed following this amazing event.

Friday, February 12, 2010


     So, just after the last post I headed outside to scout out the route Katie and the team would have to take from the check-in on the road back down to the river crossing to the camp ground...then I checked in with the officials to see if they had any folks down river to call in when teams were approaching.  The answer was that they would step out periodically and look.  Okay, I can do that!
     Just before 5 pm I can see a little spot on the white ice field.  Just near the spruce grove that goes right down to the rivers edge - and yes! It is moving!  It's the TEAM.  Finally.  Brooke is so prepared.  She had me drop her off at the camp around 4 pm to get the water heating so the dogs can have warm soaked kibble on arrival...
     A stop at the gate on the street - a tow to the ramp and there they go across the ice again.  Finally to camp,  icy booties off, good warm dinner, pull blankets and harness, vet check (each dog was handled thoroughly and kindly) lead into our wonderfully crafted shelter ;) bedded down for the night...(Brooke and I will go back later and walk, massage and feed again) then load all the stuff, then drop some off at the RCMP garage drying station. Now, Katie has had a wonderful hot shower and we need to feed her.  Hey we get to eat too!  Bonus.  Later!