Tuesday, March 4, 2014
more of the ceremonial start...meeting the mushers!
above is Curt Perano from New Zealand. sounds like he and his wife split their time between New Zealand, where they have a mushing business and Willow.
those at the lead have already passed through Yentna, Skwentna, Finger Lake and Rainy pass. after Finger Lake comes the Happy River Gorge and an often hairy trek down the Happy Valley steps. apparently this part hasn't been too bad, it was made even easier for Berkowitz as his rope snapped meaning he did the steps with just his sled and two dogs while the rest of the team carried on down the hill on their own. they were caught on the bottom and all was well.