Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Final Miles

While 20 and Carbear are cleaning up the last of the sourdough pancakes, I'm packing the sled for the last few miles into "Nome".  We should finish tomorrow!




I couldn't pick a favorite picture so I'm posting all three.  This last little spot of snow was tucked in some shade behind the big pine, saving itself for one last trail photo.  I waited until dark so the lantern could feature and didn't think about the poor birds nesting in the tree.  Sorry about that, birds.

My beloved Red Lantern, mushing along with me since the Keebler shawl five years ago (thanks, Alice! :-) is still going strong.  The first place musher reached Nome early this morning, but there are many Iditarod mushers and Iknitarod knitters still out on the trail.  

We'll keep the light on for you!


6 comments:

LannieK said...

Love it - can't wait to see the finished Carbeth! Mush on!

Shirley said...

The lantern looks like it would fit in on the Iditarod trail. I like the first photo best because of the wider pool of light.
Who will model the finished Carbeth?

Sheepmom said...

I love the snow and darkness. Totally catches the 'mushing on through the night' feeling. You are really setting some good times this year!

Elaine Lim said...

Looking forward to seeing the Carbeth at the end of the trail!!

Terry and Linda said...

I loved all three photos! Mush on!

MarmePurl said...

Those photos truly captured the spirit of the trail :)

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