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2013 Iditarod Day 4

Iditarod musher Matt Failor packs up his sled prior to leaving the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013
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An Iditarod sled dog sleeps under a blanket at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Rudy Demoski hauls his drop bags in the McGrath checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod sled dogs from Mike Ellis rest at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Rudy Demoski prepares food for his dog team at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Matt Failor lines out his dog team while leaving the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Matt Failor drives his team down the Kuskokwim River after leaving the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Louie Ambrose gets hot water at the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Louie Ambrose hauls hot water to make dog food at the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Snow covered spare dog sled sit at the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Matt Failor puts booted on Angel prior to leaving the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Rudy Demoski prepares food for his dog team at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The plane load of dropped dogs were flown to McGrath.
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Iditarod volunteers bring dropped dogs to the Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The dogs were loaded on Iditarod Air Force planes and flown to McGrath.
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Iditarod volunteers load dropped dogs into the plane of Iditarod Air Force pilot Danny Davidson at the Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod Air Force pilot Danny Davidson, left, prepares to leave Nikolai airport with a load of dropped dogs on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Kidron Flynn of Minnesota sits with dropped dogs getting ready to be loaded in an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Kidron Flynn of Minnesota carries a dropped dog to an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Dropped dogs are loaded in an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The plane load of dropped dogs were flown to McGrath.
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A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The plane load of dropped dogs were flown to McGrath.
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Iditarod Air Force pilot Scott Ivany prepares to leave the Nikolai airport with a load of dropped dogs in his Cessna 185 on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod volunteer Marty Runkle unloads musher return bags at the Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Matt Failor packs up his sled prior to leaving the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013
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An Iditarod sled dog sleeps under a blanket at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Rudy Demoski hauls his drop bags in the McGrath checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod sled dogs from Mike Ellis rest at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Rudy Demoski prepares food for his dog team at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod musher Matt Failor lines out his dog team while leaving the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Matt Failor drives his team down the Kuskokwim River after leaving the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Louie Ambrose gets hot water at the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Louie Ambrose hauls hot water to make dog food at the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Snow covered spare dog sled sit at the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Musher Matt Failor puts booted on Angel prior to leaving the Iditarod checkpoint in McGrath on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Veteran Iditarod musher Rudy Demoski prepares food for his dog team at the McGrath checkpoint on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The plane load of dropped dogs were flown to McGrath.
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Iditarod volunteers bring dropped dogs to the Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The dogs were loaded on Iditarod Air Force planes and flown to McGrath.
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Iditarod volunteers load dropped dogs into the plane of Iditarod Air Force pilot Danny Davidson at the Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod Air Force pilot Danny Davidson, left, prepares to leave Nikolai airport with a load of dropped dogs on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Kidron Flynn of Minnesota sits with dropped dogs getting ready to be loaded in an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Kidron Flynn of Minnesota carries a dropped dog to an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Dropped dogs are loaded in an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The plane load of dropped dogs were flown to McGrath.
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A dropped dog looks out from an Iditarod Air Force plane at Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013. The plane load of dropped dogs were flown to McGrath.
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Iditarod Air Force pilot Scott Ivany prepares to leave the Nikolai airport with a load of dropped dogs in his Cessna 185 on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Iditarod volunteer Marty Runkle unloads musher return bags at the Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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Nikolai airport on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013.
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