snow in McGrath followed by blue skies and sun
The weather forecast for McGrath:
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 9 to 14 above. Light winds.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 20s. Light winds.
Snow. Areas of freezing fog. Snow accumulation around 2 inches. Lows in the mid teens to lower 20s. Light winds.
It has been a slow day in McGrath with no additional arrivals since Scott. Several finishers flew out this morning on Pen Air. Kyle Durand, Adam Erritzoe, Toni Lund, Jim Ishman and Troy Szczurkowski are staying another night in McGrath before heading back out on the trail to Nome. We are expecting Tim Hewitt and several more riders later tonight.
The lead woman in the running division is Canadian Jessie Thompson-Gladish, who is on her way to Nikolai this afternoon.
The lone female skier is rookie Lindsay Cameron from Fairbanks. The last woman to finish the 350 mile event on ski was Gail Koepf in 7 days 6 hrs 18 min in 2005.
The last racer on the trail is runner Thomas Keene, who is 61 miles from Nikolai.
1000 mile event:
Jay Petervary is 8 miles from the Moose Creek shelter cabin and Phil Hofstetter is not far behind him.