Happy Valentines to Talia in Alaska from 4th graders in Solon Springs, Wisconsin.
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The mass start at the Willow Community Center on the lake is at seven central time. Talia will be wearing a satellite tracker but I don’t know if there’s an uplink that we can follow yet. Waiting on the answer. Either way, Talia and Team are ready to go. Here’s a screen shot of the Telegram article from Tuesday. Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this possible. Please mention Talia to the sponsors when you visit their business.
Talia doesn’t discriminate when it comes to teaching dogs to pull a sled.
Talia is doing her part helping the mushing community in Alaska by manning a trail/highway intersection near Trapper Creek. This is a photo of Legendary Lanier (Jim Lanier) safely getting across the roadway. Jim will be mushing the Iditarod in March.
Looks like 5th place for her first race! Her quote to the race officials in Homer was, “It’s a very fun trail, exciting & beautiful trail.”
Talia and team made it to Homer with Bark in the lead dog position. From the looks of Tim’s video the team is in very good shape. Reports from the trail indicate that the terrain is a lot like the Beargrease Trail with tons of steep up and down grades. There is a four hour rest in Homer and then the sprint back to the finish. It will be a frosty, full moon, fantastic, frolic through the Kenai Mountain range. So, as Jeanette Coleman on Talia’s Team FB page said, “Blue Moon luck!”