Dr. Tom Dence wasn't looking for warm weather, sunny skies, or sandy beaches for his vacation, instead he headed north. Dr. Dence traveled over 4,000 miles to witness the Iditarod, an annual sled dog race in Alaska. The ceremonial race is in Anchorage and the official race starts in Willow and ends in Nome. The race is over 1,000 miles and takes 9-15 days to complete. This was Dr. Dence's first trip to the race.
Ceremonial start in Anchorage.
The race is on!
Dr. Dence slaps the hand of a musher as he goes by.