Many mushers, the twins included, have had to travel to find suitable trails to train on. There simply isn't enough snow in Kasilof and Knik, so nearly every musher in the Valley and on the Peninsula has gone 'snow hunting.' Anna and Kristy cried "Eureka!" in, of all places, Eureka, Alaska, about 120 miles northeast of Anchorage. Although not as bad of a trek for Anna, that's a healthy 6 hour drive one way for Kristy. It was worth it to have great snow, enough to warrant at least one return trip.
There were several mushers enjoying the snow in and around Eureka, giving everyone a chance to compare notes on what they're hearing about this year's Iditarod. We'll post more in our Iditarod Race Blog. And don't forget to check back later this month, as the Denali Doubles Invitational starts Thursday night, Feb. 13th. The twins couldn't ask for a better way to spend Valentine's Day than on the trail with their furry friends.