Stage 5: Kemmerer, Wyoming
Hello race fans!! We had a great day in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Today's trail was 35 miles out and back from the Ham's Fork Trailhead. We love this trail because we can see the mushers go in and out at about the 3 mile mark.
Today is an exciting race because the musher with the fastest time at today's stage wins the infamous "fossil fish" plaque. Kemmerer is well known for its fossil fish queries so to be the musher awarded this plaque is a huge honor.
For today’s race we were joined by residents from Kemmerer and Evanston that ventured out to see the dogs perform. Each year we are treated to a bonfire and hot chocolate while the mushers are out on the trail.
Alix Crittenden came in with the fastest time today of 2:38:25. She was followed closely by Anny Malo with a time of 2:40:23. Today’s third place musher was Cathy Rivest with a time of 2:41:24. This means for the first time in the race we will have a different musher wearing the yellow bib. Not only will Alix wear the yellow bib tomorrow, she will have a fossil fish to hang on her wall. Way to go Alix!
Check back tomorrow as we head back to Pinedale, Wyoming to run the rescheduled Stage 3 race.