“Shocked” to be first into Huslia, Aaron Burmeister basks in the checkpoint’s hospitality. Happy to see his sick team feeling healthy again, he turns his sights to the coast.
In photos: the 119 mile trail run from Tanana to Ruby, and along the way, an oasis: the Kokrine Bible Camp.
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.
Mushers Curt Perano of New Zealand and Mats Pettersson of Sweden stop for a snack along the Yukon trail. “Beautiful meeting here [at Kokrine Bible Camp]… A memory for life, I think,” said Pettersson.
Explore our image gallery from Fairbanks, the site of this year’s atypical restart for Iditarod 2015.
What’s a good race for Rohn this year? “Finish the race with as many dogs as I have. It’s just about getting all the dogs happy and healthy to the finish line.”
In honor of the Last Great Race kicking off this weekend, we’re calling all Iditarod fans to join us for a quiz show!
Racers from Nome, McGrath, Kotzebue, Bethel, and Galena are part of the field of 37 teams racing this year’s Iron Dog.
Officials cite trail conditions, logistics, and “changes to racer needs” as reasons for the cancelation.