Blaine and Ted made it! Stage 1 is behind them.
We heard hike and bike, sleet, snow and freezing temperatures. They are dirty and tired, but not bleeding which is more that we can say for a lot of teams. Mark, Laura and I saw teams come through the finish line without seats, tires or partners. Everyone of them with a different story.
First stage completed in approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes.