At about midnight Alaska time last night the Takotna Dam finally let loose and the pack of mushers spending their 24 hour layovers there poured out onto the trail once again. Musher Trent Herbst pushed on to Iditarod to earn the halfway prize of $4000 but he is about to be deluged with the flood of mushers now bearing down on the ghost town. As the screenshot shows this is the closest this part of Alaska gets to a rush hour as about 25 teams make the trek from Ophir to Iditarod.
The racers to watch and the first three of the pack into Iditarod.
4 Time Champ Martin Buser
Been a while since Buser was the first under the Burled Arch is he back?
Hugh Neff- Placed 9th last year. Can he hang with the big dogs?
I once said, "I'll come back to Iowa when salmon start running up the Cedar River." Ironically, you never know where life's path may lead and after 20 years in Alaska I find myself once again back in Iowa. You can join me here on the banks of the Cedar River as I patiently await the return of the elusive Cedar River Salmon.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.