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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Iditarod 2013: "Aliy Cam" Mushing into Rohn Checkpoint

After summiting Rainy Pass, Iditarod dog teams travel downhill along Pass Fork Creek. This small high mountainous creek is thick with willows and windy curves. After several miles, Pass Fork converges with the slightly larger Dalzell Creek. This creek is still high up in the mountains. The Dalzell Gorge is a section of the creek that has high cliffs on either side. It creates a seemingly "ice canyon" roller coaster for the dog teams because they still have good speed traveling downhill. The Gorge continues to funnel dog teams even farther downhill and eventually the trail pops out onto the Tatina River. The wind blown and icy Tatina is a larger river. The mountain terrain is visible from every direction as the team travels along the Tatina. Rohn Checkpoint lies at the confluence of the Tatina and the Kuskokwim.

10 comments:

Marilyn Cozzens said...

Wow, what an awesome ride! Breathtaking scenery. Thanks, Aliy for letting us enjoy the trail with you and the great SP Kennel Dogs.

Gale Browning said...

Beautiful trail.

Macgellan said...

Just watching that scared the you-know-what out of me!

Kathleen Boyer said...
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Kathleen Boyer said...

Aliy - Amazing video and amazing accomplishment that race! Thank you so much for posting the video. Love it!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness!

Were we watching a prelude to what was ahead? And hearing that Dingle was hot also made me think about what was next...

Awesome adventure...I'm at the edge of my computer chair waiting for the next episode!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Lourdes, VT said...

Beautiful and difficult trail! corageous dogs and great musher! Thank you for sharing Aliy!

Nessmuk said...

Once again thanks for sharing...the footage is amazing!! I absolutely love Biscuit....wheel dawgs are awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Lauri from California

What awesome scenery! How very gorgeous. I too am at the edge of my seat looking forward to the next episode. Thank you for taking the time to first take the video & then sort through it & post it to your fans,

Joanne Ward said...

Don't know how you managed both the camera and the sled at the same time, but thanks so much for posting the Rainy Pass and Dalzell Gorge videos. Just amazing to see!!!

Joanne