Yuka Honda, representing Japan, arrived 7th, earlier this afternoon. Here are a few photos of her and her team:
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It is a mild -8C this afternoon and the snow is quickly accumulating.

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Seth Barnes arrived shortly after in 8th place:

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My camera was quickly losing its ability to focus on its long shots as the snowflakes got even larger and the sky darkened.

Here’s a shot from inside the checkpoint:

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Soon enough, Mike Ellis arrived in 9th place (so far). I switched to iPhone photography. Here’s a video of his team’s arrival:

Here the checkpoint volunteers are checking the sled for the mandatory equipment. Jeff and I will be doing this tonight on our overnight shift. We’ll also let the first 5 teams go back on the trail after their mandatory 36 hour rest, on their way to the finish line in Whitehorse!

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Lisa

Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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