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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Aliy Cam: Iditarod 2011 Blow Hole of Safety


Just outside Safety, Aliy and the Red Team ran into a ground blizzard.

13 comments:

Michelle Hogan said...

Wow...Thanks for posting your videos. You need your own reality show!

Anonymous said...

Wow....awesome video! Way to mush Aliy - good dogs!

Sindy

Linda T said...

Holy Cow! I have read about the Blow Hole in the detailed notes of the routes between checkpoints, but that is totally incredible - having to be sure they guide landward so steadily.

Since the most daring thing I ever do is drive a car and fly in airplanes, once again I am in awe of what Aliy, Allen, Bridgett, and Ryne face with grace and daring.

cupcake_ninja said...

That looks treacherous!
Good dogs!

babs said...

Thanks for the great video! Can't wait to show it to my kids at school. We talked about ground blizzards as a hazard on the trail.

About Weston said...

I loved the "tundra" comment. What an unbelievable experience it must be to trek all across Alaska, and then race hard at the finish! Wow!

Anonymous said...

amazing you kept filming. Great job. thanks for sharing.
congratulations for getting to Nome in 11th place. all the best.
Maureen , new fan from Comox,BC

Anne said...

And you thought you had escaped all the bad weather this run!

Yikes, it's like going over moguls at the ski run! And those dogs just soldier on. Well trained.

I didn't know that locusts traveled in herds....
:)

Favorite Aunt Patty said...

Nope... not locusts... Brrr. Good Dogs..

Anonymous said...

I am a new dog sled racing fan and this is my first time following the Iditarod. I have really enjoyed your blog and absolutely LOVE the Aliy Cam.

Hoss said...

Did Aliy say "herd of locusts?" This will be remembered like the Pillsbury Dough Boy!

Teanna said...

OK, that is just awesome. Only Aliycam would give us footage of the Happy River Steps and the Blowhole of Doom! I kept reading about this (Iditarod site's descriptions of parts of the trail) and trying to imagine it. Thanks for showing us forsthand!

AussieAlaskan said...

Thanks, Aliy - you are bringing so much more to people who can't be there - love to see the communication between you and your dogs.