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Open, but Guarded

Open, but Guarded

A dog stands guard outside a home in Nome, Alaska.

Towards the Safety Checkpoint

Towards the Safety Checkpoint

Musher Martin Buser waves to the camera as his team surges towards the Safety checkpoint, the final checkpoint in the Iditarod race.

Running River

Running River

Frozen river outside of Nome, Alaska.

Tundra Transport

Tundra Transport

Cessna 185 with skis awaits travelers outside the White Mountain checkpoint along the Iditarod Trail.

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Gold Diver's Cabin

Gold Diver's Cabin

A cross stands near a makeshift home for divers in search of gold beneath the frozen Bering Sea.

Crossing Bering Sea Ice

Crossing Bering Sea Ice

Musher Elliot Anderson crosses Bering Sea ice as he heads toward the White Mountain checkpoint.

Chasing Long Shadow

Chasing Long Shadow

The Glare Ice

The Glare Ice

Wildfires

Wildfires

Koyuk readies for the start of the Iditarod race.

Elliot Anderson before the Iditarod

Elliot Anderson before the Iditarod

Entering White Mountain

Entering White Mountain

A musher makes it to the White Mountain checkpoint during the Iditarod.

"No Place Like Nome"

"No Place Like Nome"

Standard transportation in Nome, Alaska involves tracks.
 

Resting in Red

Resting in Red

Two dogs on musher Kristin Bacon's team catch up on rest at the Unalakleet checkpoint, a village with a population of 882 known as the gateway to the Bering Sea section of the trail.

Tex Rests

Tex Rests

Musher Billy Snodgrass' dog Tex rests outside his trailer.

Billy's Warpaint

Billy's Warpaint

Musher Billy Snodgrass applies sunscreen before the start of the Iditarod.

Koyuk, Big Paw

Koyuk, Big Paw

Musher Elliot Anderson's dog Koyuk (named after a checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail) at his kennel in Houston, Alaska.

The Finish Line

The Finish Line

The festivities come to an end in Nome, 1,049 miles later.

Musher Elliot Anderson Crosses the Finish Line

Musher Elliot Anderson Crosses the Finish Line