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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Iditarod 2010: "Aliy Cam" On The Yukon -- Part 1

We pick up the action after the Team has rested in Ruby. They are heading down the mighty Yukon River, into the sunset, and obviously quite happy about it. Just before darkness fully sets in, they encounter a hazard which creates some apprehension in the movement of the dogs and in the voice of the musher.

11 comments:

KB said...

Way cool video. I'm glad Aliy caught the water on the Yukon River. So awesome that she took the time in her race to give us a glimpse of what the mushers see.
I know you won't be reading this until maybe weeks after the race, but Aliy, THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

"Lets get the heck outta here", Aliy says...lol...ya I think so! Awesome video! Thank-you - again! Sindy

Kelly said...

Wow, that was a little scary! Glad they made it past that! They are doing great, can't wait to hear her comments after the race...

Anonymous said...

Whew!

Anonymous said...

That's enough to get the heart racing this a.m. These video clips have been great. Thank you for the effort to share the experience.
LouiseR

River Bluff said...

What creates the open water when it is so cold outside? Very good video showing us the hazards as well as the beauty of the trail! This is such an amazing experience! Up until this point, we haven't been able to travel the Iditarod trail, but with Aliy's camera......Wow! Thanks so much!

Auntie Em said...

Thank you, Aliy, for getting out the camera and recording sites most of us would otherwise never see.

The sunset was beautiful, but the view of the opening in the ice and the Yukon River was eery. I'm impressed with how the dogs stayed right on course, with Aliy encouraging them along the way.

Listening to you moving across the ice reminded me of when I first learned to ski. It took me forever to learn to ski when the slopes were icy. All I had to do was hear the sound of the ice beneath my skis and I would tense up and fall over!

Anonymous said...

Great video Aliy. Thanks. It helps us experience a tiny bit of what you challenge for hours on end.

Lynn said...

We're really enjoying these videos out on the trail with Aliy and the team!! The open water really worries me, especially for Rookies that might be travelling at night and not see it...

Jaibones said...

What the heck? -30 and open water on the river?

Dustyllr said...

Wow! Breathtaking scenery and nerve rattling water!