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2013 Iditarod Day 7

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A person walks out to look if they can see four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser approaching Kaltag along the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
People from the Athabaskan village of Kaltag come out to get a glimpse of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, the first musher to arrive on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Taylor Alexie, 7, and Quinn Alexie, 4, play on a snow covered boat high about the Yukon River as they wait for four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher drop bags line the front of the checkpoint headquarters in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Nulato checker Larry Esmailka drove his snow machine down the Yukon River to help out with the race and watch his friend Martin Buser arrive in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Sebastian Schnuelle who is covering the race by snow machine stops to photograph four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drive his dog team up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A dropped dog is lead back into the checkpoint headquarters in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A musher heads up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A musher heads up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
People from the Athabaskan village of Kaltag come out to get a glimpse of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, the first musher to arrive on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A local Kaltag dog checks out the musher drop bags that contain dog food and a variety of frozen meats and fish on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Nulato checker Larry Esmailka drove his snow machine down the Yukon River to help out with the race and watch his friend Martin Buser arrive in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
One of Martin Buser's sled dogs eats frozen fish during a break on the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
View of the Athabaskan village of Kaltag sitting high above the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
View of the Athabaskan village of Kaltag sitting high above the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
People stand high above the Yukon River to see the arrival of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser who was the first musher to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser tends to his dog team in the Kaltag checkpoint on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, right, being interviewed after being the first musher to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser was the first musher to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A dropped dog is led away from an Iditarod Air Force plane in Unalakleet on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Media and spectators watch Martin Buser take care of his dogs in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the wind-swept Yukon River as he nears Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
One of Martin Buser's sled dogs eats frozen fish during a break on the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the wind-swept Yukon River as he nears Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser reaches out to long-time friend and Nulato checker Larry Esmailka who drove down the Yukon River to help out with the race on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013. Buser was about 5 miles away from the Kaltag checkpoint and leading the sled dog race.
Bill Roth
Ann Neglaska of Kaltag holds a sign that four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser signed the last time he won the Iditarod in 2002. Buser autographed the sign again this year and she hopes he becomes a champion again.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the wind-swept Yukon River as he nears Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A person walks out to look if they can see four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser approaching Kaltag along the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
People from the Athabaskan village of Kaltag come out to get a glimpse of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, the first musher to arrive on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Taylor Alexie, 7, and Quinn Alexie, 4, play on a snow covered boat high about the Yukon River as they wait for four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Iditarod musher drop bags line the front of the checkpoint headquarters in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Nulato checker Larry Esmailka drove his snow machine down the Yukon River to help out with the race and watch his friend Martin Buser arrive in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Sebastian Schnuelle who is covering the race by snow machine stops to photograph four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drive his dog team up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A dropped dog is lead back into the checkpoint headquarters in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A musher heads up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A musher heads up the Yukon River towards Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
People from the Athabaskan village of Kaltag come out to get a glimpse of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, the first musher to arrive on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A local Kaltag dog checks out the musher drop bags that contain dog food and a variety of frozen meats and fish on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Nulato checker Larry Esmailka drove his snow machine down the Yukon River to help out with the race and watch his friend Martin Buser arrive in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
One of Martin Buser's sled dogs eats frozen fish during a break on the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
View of the Athabaskan village of Kaltag sitting high above the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
View of the Athabaskan village of Kaltag sitting high above the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
People stand high above the Yukon River to see the arrival of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser who was the first musher to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser tends to his dog team in the Kaltag checkpoint on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, right, being interviewed after being the first musher to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser was the first musher to reach Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
A dropped dog is led away from an Iditarod Air Force plane in Unalakleet on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Media and spectators watch Martin Buser take care of his dogs in Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the wind-swept Yukon River as he nears Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
One of Martin Buser's sled dogs eats frozen fish during a break on the Yukon River on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the wind-swept Yukon River as he nears Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser reaches out to long-time friend and Nulato checker Larry Esmailka who drove down the Yukon River to help out with the race on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013. Buser was about 5 miles away from the Kaltag checkpoint and leading the sled dog race.
Bill Roth
Ann Neglaska of Kaltag holds a sign that four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser signed the last time he won the Iditarod in 2002. Buser autographed the sign again this year and she hopes he becomes a champion again.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser stops to snack his dogs on the Yukon River about 5 miles outside of Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser drives his dog team up the wind-swept Yukon River as he nears Kaltag on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013.
Bill Roth
Craig Medred