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Iditarod Live: Dropped dogs and warm days (Wednesday, March 6)

Four-time champion Martin Buser booties up his dog team before leaving Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Jan Steves drives her team along the airstrip at Rohn as she approaches the checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Robert Bundtzen drives his team away from the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs is greeted after arriving at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Eighteen-month-old Beatrice rides in the sled of Iditarod musher Kristy Berington as she arrived to the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013. Beatrice remained with the team to eat and rest before a decision was made to drop her or not.
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Four-year-old Kayden Alexie pokes a fire with a stick as people gather at the Athabaskan village of Nikolai, on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River, to watch and help with Iditarod dog teams pulling into the checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Jan Steves retrieves her drop bags at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Matt Failor is all smiles as he nears the end of his 24-hour layover in Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013. Failor is running a "B" team from the Martin Buser Happy Trails Kennel.
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Iditarod drop bags caring supplies for the mushers are lined up along the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs gets instructions on where to park her dog team after arriving in Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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John Runkle who has been an Iditarod volunteer at Nikolai since 1980, stokes a hot water cooker that mushers use to prepare dog food on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Volunteers wait for Aaron Peck to exit the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River as he pulls into the Iditarod checkpoint in the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser leaves Rohn after finishing his 24-hour layover on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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With the Alaska Range behind him, James Volek drives his dog team along the airstrip as he approaches the Iditarod checkpoint of Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Paige Drobny of Fairbanks tends to her dog team in the Athabaskan village of Nikolai during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs parks her dog team after arriving in Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore booties up his dog team before leaving the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Volunteers check in Aaron Peck into the Iditarod checkpoint of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod veteran Bob Chlupach rests his dog team at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Four-time champion Martin Buser heads down the trail on his way to Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Kelley Griffin of Wasilla leaves the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod veteran Jan Steves picks up dog bowls while resting her team at Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River had mushers coming through the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Headlamps provide light for mushers and veterinarians working with sled dogs at the Idiarod checkpoint in Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Angie Taggart tends to 10-year-old Carmack while at the Iditarod checkpoint at Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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An Iditarod musher crosses ice between the Rohn and Nikolai check points on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Jodi Bailey drives her dog team off the Kuskokwim River into the Iditarod checkpoint at the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs begins to feed her dog team after arriving in the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Four-year-old Kayden Alexie pokes a fire with a stick as people gather at the Athabaskan village of Nikolai, on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River, to watch and help with Iditarod dog teams pulling into the checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore booties up his dog team before leaving the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs drives her team under a burled arch as she arrives at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Two mushers work their way across the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Aerial view of the Iditarod Trail in Rainy Pass on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Veterinarian Julie Kittams examine Jubilee after Christine Roalofs arrived in the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Volunteers wait for Aaron Peck to exit the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River as he pulls into the Iditarod checkpoint in the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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People from the Athabaskan village of Nikolai take a look at the Iditarod dog teams parked the banks of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs is greeted after arriving at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Eighteen-month-old Beatrice rides in the sled of Iditarod musher Kristy Berington as she arrived to the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013. Beatrice remained with the team to eat and rest before a decision was made to drop her or not.
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Matt Failor said when walks his dogs during a 24-hour layover in Rohn he will bring them by this selection of dog food to see what interests them on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod dog teams rest at the village of Nikolai along the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Volunteers check in Aaron Peck into the Iditarod checkpoint of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Robert Bundtzen drives his team away from the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs gets instructions on where to park her dog team after arriving in Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
John Runkle who has been an Iditarod volunteer at Nikolai since 1980, stokes a hot water cooker that mushers use to prepare dog food on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher Matt Failor starts to pack his sled before leaving Rohn after finishing a 24-hour layover on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser leaves the Rohn checkpoint after finishing his 24-hour layover just after noon on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013. Buser said he has been thinking about his unprecedented race strategy for eight months with the goal of winning his 30th attempt at the race.
Bill Roth
Headlamps provide light for mushers and veterinarians working with sled dogs at the Idiarod checkpoint in Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod drop bags caring supplies for the mushers are lined up along the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Paige Drobny of Fairbanks tends to her dog team in the Athabaskan village of Nikolai during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs parks her dog team after arriving in Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore booties up his dog team before leaving the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time champion Martin Buser booties up his dog team before leaving Rohn after finishing a 24-hour layover on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
An Iditarod musher rests their team between check points on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore booties up his dog team before leaving the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Veteran Iditarod musher Kelley Griffin of Wasilla leaves the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Iditarod veteran Jan Steves picks up dog bowls while resting her team at Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River had mushers coming through the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time champion Martin Buser booties up his dog team before leaving Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher Christine Roalofs drives their team through the Happy River Gorge en route to the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
People from the Athabaskan village of Nikolai take a look at the Iditarod dog teams parked the banks of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Jodi Bailey drives her dog team off the Kuskokwim River into the Iditarod checkpoint at the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs begins to feed her dog team after arriving in the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-year-old Kayden Alexie pokes a fire with a stick as people gather at the Athabaskan village of Nikolai, on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River, to watch and help with Iditarod dog teams pulling into the checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time champion Martin Buser booties up his dog team before leaving Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher Jan Steves drives her team along the airstrip at Rohn as she approaches the checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Veteran Iditarod musher Robert Bundtzen drives his team away from the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Aerial view of the Iditarod Trail in Rainy Pass on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Veterinarian Julie Kittams examine Jubilee after Christine Roalofs arrived in the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Volunteers wait for Aaron Peck to exit the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River as he pulls into the Iditarod checkpoint in the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher Jan Steves retrieves her drop bags at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher Matt Failor is all smiles as he nears the end of his 24-hour layover in Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013. Failor is running a "B" team from the Martin Buser Happy Trails Kennel.
Bill Roth
Iditarod drop bags caring supplies for the mushers are lined up along the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Paige Drobny of Fairbanks tends to her dog team in the Athabaskan village of Nikolai during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Matt Failor said when walks his dogs during a 24-hour layover in Rohn he will bring them by this selection of dog food to see what interests them on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod dog teams rest at the village of Nikolai along the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Volunteers check in Aaron Peck into the Iditarod checkpoint of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser leaves Rohn after finishing his 24-hour layover on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
With the Alaska Range behind him, James Volek drives his dog team along the airstrip as he approaches the Iditarod checkpoint of Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Eighteen-month-old Beatrice rides in the sled of Iditarod musher Kristy Berington as she arrived to the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013. Beatrice remained with the team to eat and rest before a decision was made to drop her or not.
Bill Roth
Veteran Iditarod musher Kelley Griffin of Wasilla leaves the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher Matt Failor starts to pack his sled before leaving Rohn after finishing a 24-hour layover on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser leaves the Rohn checkpoint after finishing his 24-hour layover just after noon on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013. Buser said he has been thinking about his unprecedented race strategy for eight months with the goal of winning his 30th attempt at the race.
Bill Roth
Headlamps provide light for mushers and veterinarians working with sled dogs at the Idiarod checkpoint in Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod veteran Bob Chlupach rests his dog team at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time champion Martin Buser heads down the trail on his way to Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
John Runkle who has been an Iditarod volunteer at Nikolai since 1980, stokes a hot water cooker that mushers use to prepare dog food on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Jodi Bailey drives her dog team off the Kuskokwim River into the Iditarod checkpoint at the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time champion Martin Buser booties up his dog team before leaving Rohn after finishing a 24-hour layover on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
An Iditarod musher rests their team between check points on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore booties up his dog team before leaving the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Angie Taggart tends to 10-year-old Carmack while at the Iditarod checkpoint at Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
An Iditarod musher crosses ice between the Rohn and Nikolai check points on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore booties up his dog team before leaving the Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Aerial view of the Iditarod Trail in Rainy Pass on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Four-time champion Martin Buser booties up his dog team before leaving Rohn on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher Christine Roalofs drives their team through the Happy River Gorge en route to the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
People from the Athabaskan village of Nikolai take a look at the Iditarod dog teams parked the banks of the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod rookie Christine Roalofs drives her team under a burled arch as she arrives at the Rohn checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
Bill Roth
Two mushers work their way across the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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Athabaskan village of Nikolai on the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River had mushers coming through the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race checkpoint on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013.
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