The Running Of The Dogs
10,000 people, a snowstorm, 700 dogs, 66 sleds… the 40th edition of the “Last Great Race” has arrived! When I moved to Alaska in 2011, I missed the start of the Iditarod by a mere 7 days, so I was glad to be here this time. A few of us walked the 4 blocks to the ceremonial start to join the excitement.
My Roaring Fork Valley friends will appreciate that I caught on video the start of Glenwood Springs local Willam Pinkham.
Quick video – less than a minute long.
After watching some of the teams leave, we walked back closer to our hotel to watch the action in a less crowded environment. Even better! Less people, and we could be mere inches from the mushers and their teams.
More Ecuador posts coming soon.
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