The twins will get one final obstacle as they reach Nome... most of the final blocks along Front Street are bare pavement. It stopped snowing here and temps climbed closer to the freezing point yesterday, melting the last snow base that was on the city street itself. Of the teams I’ve watched come in, some veer immediately over to the sidewalk where snow is still packed down to trot there, others, like Aliy Zirkle’s team, stayed on the pavement but only when Aliy got off the sled and ran alongside.
Whatever the Seeing Double teams do, I cannot wait to greet them under the burled arch!!