Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Last Great Race

Not much going on here except the last great race, the Iditarod. The race started Sunday with the ceremonial start here in Anchorage on Saturday.  The weather up here has been weird, with an unseasonably warm weather coming in waves and it's melting a lot of the snow.  As a matter of fact of the about 70 mushers in this race, yesterday saw 10 drop out do to trail conditions and injuries.  The reports claim that there are huge sections of the trail completely snow free. Which is bad for the dogs, sleds and mushers.  This might go down as the roughest and toughest Iditarod yet.

Every year a bunch of friends and I tailgate the ceremonial start here in Anchorage, it was pretty enjoyable with temperatures hovering right around freezing most of the day, which in early March is balmy.

If you're interested you can check out the official website for the race HERE.

And here is a picture of the 4 time Iditarod winning musher Martin Buser heading down the street in Anchorage. It's a pretty good time, Mushers give high fives to fans and throw out dog booties to the kids.  We set up away from downtown.  It's a mad house down by the starting line.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. Another thing added to the bucket list.