I have carried a hand held video camera on the race for years now. Honestly, I don't always think "Gez, this is gorgeous… I need to take a video!" But, I really did try to capture some amazing portions of the Iditarod Trail this year.
There are 13 videos in the ID: AliyCam 2016 Series.
This is a rough ride and you might get dizzy from all the pounding. I guess this goes to show you that not all of the 1,000 mile route is smooth and straight. The fact that there is little snow cover is not surprising. This section of the trail is in Interior Alaska and, after training in Two Rivers all winter, we knew the Interior snow conditions were sparse. While certainly enough to mush a dog team, the snow is not enough to cushion my sled (bang! bang!) or cover all of the vegatation and tussocks.