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.
Yippee. I don’t often get a video of the gorge because we go through it during the night. But, the fast paced trail enabled me to get footage just before sunset Monday night. It is a little dark, but entertaining all the same. Notice the tremendous effort that the volunteers have put into building ice bridges and routing the trail around the enormous holes in the sometimes not frozen river bed. The team zigs and zags with enthusiasm. The dogs enjoy this kind of trail even though they might look over at the open raging river and “Gulp” now and then. (Maybe that was me?)
In the end of the video, the team pops out on the Tatina River. As this happens, I don’t know if you can understand me. I am saying “Alright. Alright. Alright. Yow! One piece. One Piece. And I got it on video. Where are we going now?” This pretty much sums up my astonishment of making it through the gorge in one piece.