Looking at Google maps I thought for sure everyone would head up Liberty Hill to get to Filson Playground but after awhile I started getting antsy, turns out there were a couple things I didn't know. For one, the first teams were heading up Milton and using alleys I didn't see on map view.
I headed up to the park in time to see the first team pop out of a small alley.
I didn't know about the chase vans and scout cars, but I wonder about the strategy of using them, the second team, Team Ninja or what ever came from the north, they must have gone way out of their way. Anyhow a van and a car appear 3 or four minutes before the ninja's and the driver hops out looks around smiles and exclaims, awesome, we're the first ones here!
yeahhh, NO actually you're the second.
sad face, waa waaa waaaaa.
then teams began appearing from all over.
these guys were crazy, smoke bombs, gymnastics, sword play.
same thing over and over, a car or two would appear, then minutes later another shopping cart
then everyone started coming up and the ones who didn't, running down the steps. major traffic jam, everyone huffing and puffing too much to get mad about it, they were happy for an opportunity to rest a minute
the Cinciditarod trophys