Year of High-Fives

This year during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod it seemed to me it was the “year of high-fives”. Every year as the mushers run down the streets and bike trails of Anchorage, thousands of people cheer the mushers. It’s really a heart-warming sight to see. For some reason, I thought this year had an…

Eating Pie in Takotna

    We are in Takotna for the night.  Jeff just came back from an aerial shoot with Iditarod Air Force Pilot, Jerry Wortley.  The hospitality in Takotna is great. The whole community gets involved in feeding the mushers and volunteers alike.  This kind of hospitality is found along the whole trail but having great…

In the Alaska Range

Deroy here, on the trail assisting Jeff again this year.  We are at the Rainy Pass checkpoint for the moment.  We stopped here to use the internet and upload some images that Jeff has taken from this morning and afternoon.  The Mushers are making their way up the Alaska Range.  The trail seems to be…

And they’re off!!

  Today was the Ceremonial Start of the 2016 Iditarod Trail Race.  All the mushers and their dogs started in downtown Anchorage this morning to make their annual trek through town.  With the lack of snow this year, the ceremonial trail was shortened to 3 miles instead of the usual 11 miles.  Dogs and mushers…