Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Iditarod 2014

Each year we try and snowmachine out to a spot along the Iditarod trail to watch the contestants go by. It's always an adventure!

The first few miles in of a 1000 mile race.

The dogs are so excited to be on the trail doing what they love.

Lots of people gather at this spot to cheer on the dogs and boost the mushers spirits.

Up and down the river bed you will see people on sleds, airplanes, and even a helicopter or two.

This year we invited some friends to join the fun.

We pulled a trailer behind the machine loaded with chairs, wood, food and other helpful goodies.
We started the day off leaving Big Lake. What a day and awesome view!

There were some issue along the way that included steep icy hills....

Ice caving in on the streams....

Just a little scary to get across something like this, but we all made it with only a little mishap.

Dawson digging into the goodies. It ended up being a really long trip, 2:30pm-12 am!! We had 14 people along in our group. Some had bigger sleds that required more snow then there was, thus causing them to overheat. Which meant stopping to let them cool. 1 of the 2 trailers we had didnt have a proper hitch and kept detaching along the bumpy trail. Getting everyone to the mushing site and back home took way longer than it should've, but we all made it safe and had a trip to talk about later. Happy trail tales!

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