Thursday, February 19, 2015
Iditarod 2015 Moves to Fairbanks, Alaska
The Iditarod is a 1049 journey to Nome from Anchorage where both man and dog are tested. Every year dozens of teams leave 4th avenue of downtown Anchorage and make their way across snowy and icy conditions, up over the Alaska Range through the Rainy Pass, crossing frozen rivers, checking in at small remote villages, continuously facing the blistering winter winds on Norton Sound and on past the White Mountains into Nome. It's an annual tradition that never fails to thrill.
....except this year. Where did all the snow go? Oh yeah, it went to Boston. Snowfall has been minimal in Alaska this year...well, pretty much zero in and around the coastal town of Anchorage. But the race must go on....and so it will...in Fairbanks. About 300 miles north of Anchorage, the town of Fairbanks is hosting the 2015 Iditarod for the second time in the race's history. The excitement doesn't end just because Mother Nature decided to throw a curve ball our way. Tune in for a historic Iditarod on Iditarod.com. Also browse our Iditarod gallery on Fine Art America where you can order canvas prints, framed art prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, smart phone cases and even throw pillows!