Travis is into White Mountain! Travis arrived in White Mountain at 9:33pm and will have to take a mandatory 8-hour rest there. This rest will provide a much-needed break for dogs and musher: it will mark one of the first good opportunities for Travis to sleep since he took his mandatory 8-hour layover in Shageluk 435 miles and 4 days ago. This rest will be crucial for the 77 miles he will have to travel from White Mountain to Nome.
When Travis leaves White Mountain, he is going to need every ounce of energy: it’s going to be one heck of a race to figure out 7th through 10th place. With some of the mushers moving significantly faster than Travis, I expect that he may drop a place or two in the standings but am hoping he will still be able to achieve his goal of his first Iditarod Top 10 Finish.
This race is far from over for Travis but for now, he and his team of loyal dogs get a much-needed rest.
Go Trav, go! Only one more run to go!