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…

Welcoming Arm in Huslia

Welcome to Huslia.  Huslia is a small village located on the banks of the Koyokuk river, which is a tributary of the Yukon River.  This is the home town of the late, great dog musher George Attla.  Huslia has a historical significance to the world of mushing and the Iditarod race that has made this…

Still in Galena

Galena is a checkpoint that is usually only used when the trail runs the northern route on even years.  Since last year, 2014, was an even year the mushers, dogs, and volunteers stopped here.  2015 being an odd year the Iditarod Trail would not have made this a checkpoint but due to lack of snow…

Tanana in the Morning

Another cold morning in the bush.  We spent the night in the Tanana Teen Center.  First thing you do when you are sleeping with others who are also trying to find a place to stay is to stake out your spot.  Unroll your sleeping bag to claim your ground.  Make sure that your spot is…