Conditions are tough on the trail to Koyuk. There’s a terrible ground storm brewing with high winds and near-0 visibility.
The good: Travis isn’t traveling alone. He’s with Wade Marrs and musher Ramey Smyth has caught up with them.
The bad: this is shaping up to be a very long run for the dogs — I’m thinking 9 hr plus. Conditions can change quickly on the way to Shaktoolik and if the storm clears or lessens other teams may make up considerable time. They may make better times simply because their teams are rested. Very hard to say.
Travis will have to rest at least 4 hours when he reaches Shaktoolik but a longer rest would certainly not be out of the question.
Keep Travis in your thoughts! This trail sounds rough!