Finger Lakes Checkpoint, March 4, 2013

Wade Marrs of Wasilla brings his dog Pumpkin into the Finger Lake checkpoint in the sled March 4, 2013. Mitch Seavy’s team near Finger Lake checkpoint March 4, 2013. Dogs howl at the Finger Lake checkpoint March 4, 2013. A volunteer holds onto Wade Marr’s team at the Finger Lake checkpoint March 4, 2013. Finger…

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Race Restart in Willow March 3, 2013

Sunday March 3rd 8:30 pm at Finger Lake—- Today was a rush-rush day doing the restart and then flying here to Finger Lake.   Like previous years I had my friend Ron Halsey running me and this year’s assistant Erin Hooley around on a snowmachine.  It was buisiness as usual on Long Lake where many, many…

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Ceremonial Start of the Race March 2, 2013

Was quite an Iditarod start today  — It began extra early for me as I left the house at 6:30 this morning to help coordinate a group of ExxonMobil poster rollers get set up to distribute 5,000 posters to Iditarod fans at the start.   Being down there so early it was a really cool feeling…

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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 its fitness to run the race. It was so much fun to watch the vets interacting with the dogs. These sled dogs are some of…

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Friday February 15, 2013 People Food

Yet another day of volunteers and sponsors working tirelessly to make the 2013 Iditarod happen at Airland transport in Anchorage. Airland was taken over by 60+ volunteers, led by Pat Owens where they sorted and re-packed food and supplies for the volunteers working at each of the checkpoints. The Airland employees shrunk their operations down…

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February 13, 2013 Food Drop

Today was the first of two days of intense work by a small army of volunteers in what is called the “Food Drop”. A week or more earlier, musher’s put together 1-4 bags of supplies for each of the 22 checkpoints. In these bags are dog food— frozen meat and dry food, musher’s food and…

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2012 40th Running Limited Edition Iditarod Posters still available

  There is still a number of the 2012  40th Running Limited Edition Iditarod Posters still available.  The 15”x 25” poster is printed on extra-heavy paper stock and is individually hand-signed and numbered by Jeff in an edition of 1049, the number of miles that the Iditarod Trail length was advertised to be for many…

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February 7, 2013 Straw Drop

Today was the beginning of the herculean effort done by thousands of volunteers each year prior to the dogs hitting the trail on Saturday March 2nd. 33 volunteers, some of them having been doing this for 26 years, spent the better part of a day bagging 1500 bales of straw and 68 bales of hay.…

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February 6th, 2013 Canon/Stewarts Photo Talk

I’m excited and honored to have been asked by our local camera store, Stewart’s Photo Shop, to be a speaker at an event sponsored by Canon Cameras.  Canon Camera’s professional division is bringing up one of their “Explorers of Light”, Peter Reid Miller, for a free seminar on Wednesday February 27th.   Peter has been photographing…

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February 4th, 2013 Iditarod is coming

The Iditarod sled dog race is coming up soon. Just 24 days to the Anchorage ceremonial start and then it’s onto the trail for my 10-day trip to Nome. WooHoo! This will be my 33rd year photographing this magnificent event. Of course I don’t look at it as the “race” it is billed as… but…

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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 Anchorage. January 8, 2013 Communications volunteer ,Andi Mallard, talks with potential and returning Iditarod volunteers at a pre-race meeting for volunteers at the Millenium Hotel…

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