As they have for much of the 2,000-mile race from Big Lake to Nome and on to Fairbanks, the tandem of former champion Eric Quam and 31-year-old Scott Faeo leads. But an advantage that had been several hours earlier in the race had been cut 32 minutes.Mike Campbell
The southern Seward Peninsula was under a winter storm warning expected to usher in blizzard conditions and deliver up to a foot of snow to White Mountain and Golovin, with less-severe conditions farther east, according to the National Weather Service. Mike Campbell
Alaska State Troopers said they picked up two men Tuesday who had accidentally sent an SOS signal from Red Salmon Lake in Southcentral Alaska a day earlier. A troopers helicopter had previously tried to respond to the signal but turned back due to rough weather.Megan Edge
Iron Dog Restart on the water-covered ice of Big Lake on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Thirty-seven two-person teams plan to cover more than 2,000 miles of Alaska wilderness on their way to Nome with a Fairbanks finish next Saturday.
COMMENT: Regulations most important to the sportsmen along Alaska's road system concern Unit 13, which has the heaviest hunting pressure of any area of the state. Access to hunting in Unit 13 is relatively easy. All one needs is a truck and an ATV. Spider webs of trails cover most areas.John Schandelmeier