Robert Nelson of Kotzebue helps one of his dogs with a bootie in Galena. This year’s race is Nelson’s third Iditarod.
Martin Buser of Big Lake pulls out of Galena on Saturday. Buser has one the Iditarod four times.
DeeDee Jonrowe heads towards Galena on Saturday. Jonrowe is racing in her 28th Iditarod.
Photos by Tim Bodony, APRN
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