Randy Nose leads Akiak Dash
Randy Nose gets ready for the start of the Akiak Dash. He currently leads the field on the way back to the finish.
The Akiak Dash is set to finish this evening. Randy Nose was in first position coming through Akiachak toward Bethel. Trail reporters say Nose has about a seventeen minute lead over Joshua Evan.
Hot on Evan’s heels is Melvin Elgoak. John Simon, Cameron Jackson and Herman “Punky” Phillip round out the top six.
Randy Nose is running dogs for Ray Nose. Ray says his team has a lot of miles on them this year as the kennel was vying for a spot in the Bogus Creek 150 field. The poor trail conditions earlier in the year prevented Nose from getting quite enough miles for that race.
The first Akiak Dash Mushers should cross the finish in Bethel sometime after 8:00 pm. Stay tuned to KYUK for the latest updates.