“Trailgate” parties are a tradition in some Anchorage neighborhoods. For these fans, the ceremonial start of the Iditarod is a chance to share a moment, and maybe a hotdog, with their favorite mushers. Alaska Public Media’s Liz Ruskin has this audio postcard featuring one party in South Addition and another along Chester Creek near Airport Heights.
Note: Shouts of “Dog down!” refer to dropped hot dogs. No canines were injured in the recording of this audio postcard.