Straw Bagging

Iditarod is coming around the corner. It felt like “old-home week” again today when I went to Airland Transport and saw many of the same volunteers bagging over 1600 bales…

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Takotna March 6, 2013

After a quick stop in Nikolai, we spent the night in Takotna at the Takotna School. Jeff went to bed early and got up before sunrise to photograph incoming mushers…

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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…

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Thursday March 7, 2013

It’s early evening and I’m in the ghost-town of Iditarod.  Woke up early this morning at Takotna, shot some images just before dawn and then Erin and I flew with…

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Trading a Ruby for a Galena

The mushers are making their way further west on the Yukon River and where ever they are going we are sure to follow.  Today we followed them from Ruby to…

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Unalakleet Checkpoint, March 10, 2013

It’s Sunday evening in Unalakleet.  Had a nice, simple, non-turbulent, flight from Kaltag with Mike Swalling.  As we flew over, I noticed race sponsor Penair’s airplane on the tarmac.  And…

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Unalakleet, Monday, March 11, 2013

Unalakleet —  7 below zero here this morning.  I was happy to have a nice early breakfast with my friends the Ekenweilers.  As usual, they loaned me their snowmachine and…

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Vet Checks February 26, 2013

This morning I went to Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla and photographed the army of volunteer veterinarians at the mandatory vet check. Each dog must be examined by a vet for…

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Volunteer Meeting

January 8, 2013 Potential and returning Iditarod volunteers gather at the Millenium Hotel Redington Ballroom to discuss volunteer postions for this year’s Iditarod race to begin March 2nd in downtown…

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Welcome to Unk! March 10, 2013

We spent a few hours in the morning in Kaltag and then hitched a ride with Mike Swalling again to Unalakleet. Check out a couple photos from Kaltag and a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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