Iditarod 2015

Due to the lack of snow further south, Fairbanks had the once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity to be the starting point of the Iditarod, which normally starts near Anchorage (and they still had to truck in some snow to cover some spot). A lady in our church has a home on the Chena River, about 15 minutes from the starting line, so she hosted a party. We were able to go out on the ice and cheer on the teams as they passed within arm’s reach!
Also posted a few short videos: https://vimeo.com/album/3295331

 

Standing in front of the Chena River, sled team in the distance

Standing in front of the Chena River, sled team in the distance

The foreground is where we walked out on to the river; the top was slushy from recent rain and warm temps

The foreground is where we walked out on to the river; the top was slushy from recent rain and warm temps

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The fire makes neat spiky designs in the edge of the snow

The fire makes neat spiky designs in the edge of the snow

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