A crowd of onlookers gathered to welcome cyclists Jay Petervary and Jeff Oatley to Nome, after more than two weeks on the frozen Iditarod Trail.
Tucked within a grove of trees, and nestled between two mountains, Tripod Flats cabin serves as a secluded oasis between Kaltag and Unalakleet along the Iditarod trail.
Aliy Zirkle led Iditarod 2015 out of Koyukuk late Saturday morning, followed into the evening by Aaron Burmeister, Jeff King, Jessie Royer, and Dallas and Mitch Seavey. These frontrunners jockeyed for lead on the 154 mile run to the coast.
Stepping into Huslia was like “stepping back in time” for veteran musher Dee Dee Jonrowe.
The brothers have been traveling as a duo since Tanana, where Lance Mackey’s hands first gave him trouble in the sub-zero temperatures. But Jason Mackey says he isn’t doing his brother any favors — he’s just lucky to be learning from an Iditarod legend.
Huslia, in photos: mushers are greeted with a warm community welcome, warm food, and hot water.
On his 32nd Iditarod, pulling into Huslia, Martin Buser reassesses his team and his race: “If I make this race so important that I compromise my values, then I’m a loser. That’s what I don’t want to happen.”
In photos: Looking back at Manley Hot Springs, and the trail into Tanana, mushers enjoyed some sunshine, offering a small respite from cold temperatures.
A look at Western Alaska’s John Baker and Pete Kaiser midday Wednesday from the trail between Tanana and Ruby.
The mighty Yukon took center stage in the Iditarod Wednesday, as mushers tackled the longest single run of the race — more than 120 miles down the iconic Alaska river.