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Eye on the Trail: Before Breakfast on Saturday

MIke Santos from Cantwell, Alacka arrived in Nome just after 0500 Saturday morning.  His wife Caitlin and one-year-old some Max were waiting at the arch.  Max, wearing a head lamp was on his mother’s back and excited to see his daddy.  Max’s dad finished in 39th place in 11 day 19 hours and 7 minutes.  …

Eye on the Trail: Skype Call for Casillo

Who would think there’d be a traffic jam in Nome.  Front Street doesn’t even have a traffic light and if there was one, the dog powered sleds would have been yielded to by all other forms of vehicular traffic.  Rick Casillo brought his Battle Dawg team to the burled arch this morning and parked between …

Mackey Brothers Finish Together Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

4 teams came down front street almost one right after another. First was Jason followed by Lance a few seconds later. Then Rick Casillo and Timothy Hunt. It was a very emotional finish for the Mackey brothers. It was nice to see all the mushers come out to pay their respects to the great 4 …

Eye on the Trail: Wee hours of Saturday Morning

The tracker foretold the story of what would happen on Front Street between race veteran Linwood Fiedler and  race rookie Ben Harper.  Through the satellite tracking device we could see the two markers a short distance apart on the screen.  The next update, the markers would be closer, the next update showed the rear marker …

Eye on the Trail: Savidis, Bejna & Barnes

The skies in Nome were overcast and judging by the amount of melting on the streets it had to be a few degrees above freezing.  Three mushers arrived from mid-morning to mid-afternoon on Friday, March 21. Justin Savidis was behind a very spirited dog team as they headed into the chute and under the burled …

Eye on the Trail: Safety Road House

There are many unique places on the Iditarod race trail.  A spot that comes up daily in conversation as the mushers leave White Mountain and head to Nome is the Safety Road House.  Back in the days when the dog team was the essential mode of transportation for supplies and people, road houses sprung up …

Seth Barnes 35th into Nome Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Rookie Musher Seth Barnes pulls into Nome with 11 dogs and they looked great! sorry for the lousy pics at the finish, I had to use my pocket camera, Seb was out on the trail taking good ones  Here are Sebastian’s from the trail heading into Nome

Charley Benja is 34th into Nome Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

   

Justin Savidis is in Nome Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Justin just finished his 5th Iditarod in 33rd place. His wife Rebecca was there to greet him with a big hug! I asked him how the race went and he said he was happy. There was a lot of very cold temps early on in race and a lot of wind storms on the coast …