Iditarod

Our favorite photos from the Iditarod start in Willow

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 5
  • Published March 4
Ray Redington, Jr. mushes across Willow Lake during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Willow. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Cody Strathe’s team mushes across Willow Lake during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Willow. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A gun is packed in Lev Shvarts’s dog sled before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Willow. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
DeeDee Jonrowe drives her dog team onto the Susitna River during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Pete Kaiser waves to fans as he makes his way across Willow Lake during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Willow. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Rick Casillo high-fives race fans as he mushes across Willow Lake during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Willow. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Cody Strathe was the first musher to hit the trail during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Wade Marrs high-fives spectators as he crosses Long Lake during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
A musher leaves the start line on Willow Lake during the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Willow. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Shaynee Traska crosses Long Lake during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Three-time Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey crosses Long lake during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Three-time Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey loads dogs into his sled on Long Lake during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Kristy Berington hits Willow Swamp during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Four-time champion Jeff King drives his dog team onto the Susitna River during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Michi Konno drives his dog team during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Joar Leifseth Ulsom drives his dog team during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
DeeDee Jonrowe hits the Susitna River during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Jessie Holmes Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Four-time champion Martin Buser drives his dog team during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Jim Lanier drives his dog team down Corral Hill during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Hugh Neff drives his dog team down the Susitna River during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Richie Diehl drives his dog team during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Matthew Failor drives his dog team down the Susitna River during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Ramey Smyth drives his dog team during the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Jason Stewart leads Bradley Farquhar down the Susitna River after the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Jason Stewart, right, leads Bradley Farquhar down the Susitna River after the Restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow on Sunday, March 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)

The 2018 Iditarod began in earnest Sunday with the restart on Willow Lake. The mushers will be into the Alaska Range by Monday morning.