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 Danny Davidson to Iditarod.  The forecast was for really high winds, which we experienced just a bit of turbulence on the way over.  Because of…

Goodnight Takotna…March 6, 2013

Pilot Greg Fischer, in orange vest, welcomes a sledload of dropped dogs at the airstrip in on Wednesday March 6, 2013.Iditarod Sled Dog Race 2013Photo by Jeff Schultz copyright 2013 DO NOT REPRODUCE WITHOUT PERMISSION Dropped dogs are loaded onto pilot Greg Fischer’s plane on the Takotna airstrip on Wednesday March 6, 2013.Iditarod Sled Dog…

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 and teams as snow fell on the town. There are about 29 teams resting here, most taking their mandatory 24 hour break. Aaron Burmeister was…