Thomas Waerner remains in the lead, leaving Koyuk @ 13:35.
Jessie Royer left Koyuk @ 17:35
Aaron Burmeister left @ 17:42
Mitch Seavey left @ 18:10
Wade Marrs has slipped up to 5th place, arriving in Koyuk @ 15:12, one minute before Brent Sass. They are both still there.
Perhaps I should have posted this earlier, so the checkpoints I am posting daily would make more sense. As you can see, the mushers are following the northern route this year (they alternate between northern and southern), and the top mushers have reached the shores of the Bering Sea at Unalakleet.
The top five mushers have all reached Cripple checkpoint, with the top two already leaving. The top two have also completed their 24-hour rest periods. It appears the other three are in the middle of their 24-hour rest.
1st place: Jessie Royer, left Cripple @ 16:07
2nd place: Aaron Burmeister, left Cripple @ 17:29
3rd place: Brent Sass, IN to Cripple last night @ 21:54
4th place: Michelle Phillips, IN to Cripple early this morning @ 00:50
5th place: Lance Mackey, IN to Cripple just after Phillips, @ 00:58
Current temperature in Cripple is -6F with a strong breeze projected for tomorrow.