Dallas Seavey has moved into the lead, arriving at the McGrath checkpoint at 9:32 this morning, on his way back to Deshka Landing. He has 13 dogs in harness.
The remainder of the top five have left Ophir:
Brent Sass at 7:24 AM, with 14 dogs.
Wade Marrs at 8:30 AM, with 12 dogs
Ryan Redington at 10:10 AM, with 9 dogs
Aaron Burmeister at 11:05 AM, with 14 dogs
All five mushers have completed their mandatory 24-hour layover, with Redington and Burmeister having also taken their 8-hour rests.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!