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17 Mushers In Nikolai

March 5, 2013

Aaron Burmeister crosses Long Lake as he departs from Willow at the start of the 2013 Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage.

Aaron Burmeister crosses Long Lake as he departs from Willow at the start of the 2013 Iditarod. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage.

Aaron Burmeister, Lance, Mackey, Aliy Zirkle and 14 others are taking a breather at the Nikolai checkpoint.

Burmeister was the first to arrive, checking in at 8:11 a.m. Tuesday morning, with Mackey and Zirkle trailing less than an hour behind.

No one has departed Nikolai for McGrath yet.

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