While the fans celebrate mushing, Pete works on his sled.
I got a chance to sit briefly with Pete and talk about today’s start of the Iditarod 2013.
Rock n Roll at the Start Line!
Under the the backdrop of Denali an excited group of mushers met up and hit the trail this afternoon in Willow. It was a festive atmosphere as Pete and the Team entered the Start Chute. I asked him how long it would take the team to get over the pre-race jitters and get back to a race grind. He said just a few miles up the trail it would be back to normal with the Team putting paws to the trail.
We are still in the midst of getting back to a place where all of the photos can be uploaded. I have interviews, photos, and video of the day. It was truly wonderful!
To give you a taste of what is to come, here is a photo of Team ready to rock the Iditarod Trail.