This was the second of three races I need to qualify for Iditarod.... My final qualifier (knock on wood) will be next week: the Sheep Mountain 300.
|hooking up: papas ready to go.|
|at the start line.|
|and we're off!|
|the big swamp before flathorn lake with the chugiak mountains on the horizon.|
|a frosty morning gave way to a hot sunny afternoon|
|bright sun in the big lake swamp|
|crossing the road to the finish line.|
|happy with my race.|
here's a video with a sampling of the aurora we saw that night:
Thanks to Kristin & Mom for the start/finish photos.