March 10, 2011

Iditarod Day Five

The Iditarod Rush Hour

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?
4 Time Winner Lance Mackey-
Cool Pic courtesy the Anchorage Daily News

Northern Lights over Tokatna

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