Finger Lake Alaska Iditarod Trail Mountain Large Format Landscape Panoramic

Last Light on Finger Lake

The last light was passing on my first day out as we waited for the first mushers to check in during the 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

Our checkpoint’s “air strip” can be seen center-left, marked by an orange windsock.

Our landing earlier that day was a bit rough as the lake had a fair amount of overflow (water above the ice and below the snow). The first day of the race peaked in the mid 40s (Fahrenheit), an unheard of heat wave for the legendarily cold race across Alaska’s wilderness. Later that week we would experience temperatures reaching nearly -40*F.

Date: 03/6/2016
Size: 187 megapixel panoramic stitch

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Finger Lake, Alaska, along the Iditarod Trail