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…

Iditarod Recap

The 2015 Iditarod was an interesting race and photo shoot opportunity for me. The good trail conditions combined with the amount of teams entered (78) made for a shooting frenzy for me each day. The first couple days saw dog teams arriving and leaving one after another at the checkpoints and on the trail between.…

Adios Unalakleet

We left Unalakleet this morning and are making our way towards the Burled Arch.  This morning was a beautiful morning with the Northern Lights putting on a purple show around 7am.  This was a nice warm up to another beautiful sunrise to welcome the mushers into the checkpoint.  We are now in White Mountain and…

Windy in Unalakleet

Last night we arrived into Unalakleet with winds over 30mph with blowing snow.  Our Iditarod Air Force Pilot, Jerry, did a flawless job on landing in those conditions.  Once we hit the ground and found a ride to our bed for the night, Jeff went out and took some beautiful photographs from the sunset.  Unalakleet…

Good night from Huslia

It was another beautiful day in Huslia, Alaska.  The sun was warming and the sky was blue.  The mushers endured another cold night to make their way into the checkpoint.  You know it is cold when you say it is supposed to be warmer tonight, when warmer means -20℉.  Despite the cold some great photographs…