Dallas Seavey's team climbing a hill
One of the absolute bestest things about living in Alaska is the chance to watch the Iditarod - what a blast, even if it is only the ceremonial start. I staked out a good spot along the trail, dug a deep snow pit - we've had an incredible amount of snow this year, and just laid back and watched the mushers fly by. At the ceremonial start each musher has a guest rider in front - they obviously don't have them during the real Iditarod.
I took these photos on 3 March 2012 during a heavy snow on a lovely day in Anchorage.