How Jim Lanier Decided to go for the Gold

im Lanier is the first Musher into the Cripple Checkpoint. Under almost sunny skies his team was led into the checkpoint by a single leader.GCI representatives were at hand and to award him the Dorothy G. Page GCI Halfway award soon. Jim had chosen to first take care of his dog team. When talking to him, he mentioned that he originally intended to camp out, and than continue to Ruby for his 24 hr layover. That was until Joe Runyon planted the seed while talking to him in Ophir, that nobody had left for Cripple yet. He said he could not help but think about the gold waiting for him, so he changed his plan and continued all the way, just stopping several times for short breaks along the way.Read more here:


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