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In Nikolai: Aliy First to be Welcomed

Aliy Zirkle visits in Nikolai while mixing dog food.

After waiting about an hour at the banks of the Kuskokwim River, Aliy Zirkle’s team appeared from the river bend. Zirkle was first into Nikolai this morning at 9:14 with 16 dogs – she arrived 22 minutes ahead of John Baker, with Lance Mackey and Hugh Neff close behind and said they may have let her pass to break a bit of trail:

Kaden Alexie in Nikolai