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Monday, April 22, 2013

Iditarod 2013: "Aliy Cam" Cozy Iditarod Camp Spot

While traveling 1,000 miles across the arctic, teams often camp in the wilderness. This "Aliy Cam" video shows a peaceful resting dog team in a gorgeous area of Alaska. It also shows the Iditarod Trail's rugged and untamed nature. Despite it's fame and history, the trail is not a "super highway" - actually it is not very different from how it was hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

7 comments:

Lisa B said...

Thanks so much for the Aliy Cam postings. They are great and help to stretch out the excitement of the race over the months where the dogs are kicking back and enjoying themselves before the next training season begins. Hope breakup season at the kennel and shedding season for the four legged athletes goes fast and everyone enjoys the summer.

Dawn E said...

Nice view around your spot! How much sleep can you manage on these stops?

Marilyn Cozzens said...

Aliy,
Thanks for sharing your campsite. Not much of a trail there, is there? That was cute when Willie's head popped up and as soon as you said he should be sleeping his head went down! What beautifil scenery. I just love Alaska.

Nessmuk said...

Wow.....now THAT'S how you bring the trail to us.....awesome.....it made me want to curl up with my pups and take a nap!! It's cool you camp out more than stay at checkpoints....more quiet for the Team....rest comes quickly (except for Willie) when all is quiet!

Lourdes, VT said...

What makes the camp so nice and cozy is how well Aliy takes care of his beautiful pups! And how her beautiful pups love her and trust her! You guys are great!

Dawn from Maine said...

I love the "Aliy Cam"!!! It's the best view into the Iditarod or any race. Thanks for sharing. You are a very thoughtful person. Willy is adorable. They all are!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I always wondered what camping out on a race looked like both for musher and dogs - how far off trail, musher sleeping in sled bag or with dogs etc. Now I can picture it.