The mighty Yukon River is always a challenge during the Iditarod. In 2013, the challenge was different than the normal bitter cold. With temperatures hovering in the 30's and 40's (above zero), this brought water - lots of it. It was in the form of rain, sleet and snow, as well as overflow and open creeks. But, when the clouds cleared away and the bright blue sky appeared, the afternoon warmth made for perfect camping! Not too many dog teams camp directly in the middle of the Yukon River. It is certainly a unique spot. But, it was so inviting this year, why not?