As Iditarod 2017 approaches its halfway point, mushers’ individual plans for 8- and 24-hour breaks are spreading teams across hundreds of miles of trail.
Wade Marrs led two past Iditarod champions into Ruby last night. 350 miles into the trail, racing is underway as teams plot their next moves along the Yukon River.
Mushers made good time running to Nenana on Monday afternoon, despite soft snow on the Iditarod trail’s alternate route from Fairbanks.
Nome’s port, and public safety as it related to substance abuse, were highlighted as top priorities for the three candidates for Nome City Council Seat D.
Fishermen expressed frustration about gear restrictions, closures, and potentially infected fish.
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.
In photos: the 119 mile trail run from Tanana to Ruby, and along the way, an oasis: the Kokrine Bible Camp.
A look at Western Alaska’s John Baker and Pete Kaiser midday Wednesday from the trail between Tanana and Ruby.
2015 Yukon Quest champ Brent Sass is disqualified for having a two-way communication device, as top mushers in Iditarod 2015 reach the Yukon River.
Quam dedicated the win to his family after a year of personal loss; Faeo becomes Iron Dog’s first second-generation champ after seven 1st-place wins by father John Faeo.