Monday, February 16, 2009

Sam McGee was right

Neuburger Family aka the "Tipi People" pulling gear up Wakemup hill to set up tipi at the shelter.

Sam McGee is the title character in the poem "The cremation of Sam McGee". It seems like a fitting poem for the race. It is about a guy from Tennessee that goes dog sledding in Alaska I think, he freezes solid and then his friend cremates him only to find him sitting in the fire alive and warm for the first time since leaving home. Very fitting I think. I found myself thinking this at times in the tipi..."Why he left his home in the South to roam 'Round the Pole, God only knows."

Kurt,Carrie & Caytlin Neuburger and Chad & Kelly Brancamp
Wakemup Tipi Checkpoint#3 Volunteers

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