|The official re-start of the Iditarod at Willow, Alaska (yesterday).|
The Iditarod mushers are off & running, and a cold front has moved in. That's a Very Good Thing, as it prevents the snow from further melting, and helps the dogs stay cool as they run. Martin Buser, a four-time champ, once told us that sled dogs run best at 30 below. At that temp, they can run flat out & never overheat.
I figure he should know!
Want more pictures? There's a slide show here.