Day 9 INTO THE STORM

The 350-mile race is a wrap for the 2019 ITI.

Congratulations to all 39 finishers in the 350-mile event this year!

Full results are found on the Trackleaders page. The results will be posted on our website after this year’s race.

There are 14 athletes en route to Nome.

Current temp in Anvik: 32 F

https://craigmedred.news/2019/03/05/into-the-storm

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Human-powered-athletes-warn-of-soft-snow-ahead-for-Iditarod-dog-teams

The leaders of the 1000-mile event are in Iditarod. Troy Szcurkowski was able to get a message out to us this morning that they are OK. They found their drop bags and fuel in Iditarod. There is no trail. They have been traveling behind a group of 3 snowmobiles on the trail to Nome as tourists.

The Iditarod Sled Dog trail breakers are on their way, breaking trail for the dogs. The first mushers have arrived in Nikolai.

There is a winter weather advisory in effect for the Shageluk/Anvik area:

Lower Yukon Valley- Including Russian Mission, Grayling, Holy Cross, Shageluk, Anvik, and Flat 448 AM AKST Tue Mar 5 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM AKST THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Snow and mixed freezing precipitation occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, and ice accumulation of less than a tenth of an inch, are expected. * WHERE...Lower Yukon Valley. Heaviest snow north and west of Anvik.


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