Iditarod

Photos: Warm weather on the Iditarod Trail in Nikolai

Lars Monsen’s lead dog jumps in anticipation of leaving the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Aaron Peck tends to his dogs at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Kristy Berington mushes into the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Volunteer Jim Nikolai checks in musher Kristy Berington at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A thermometer on Michi Konno’s sled reads 0 degrees Celsius at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Aaron Peck tends to his dogs at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A sign at the Nikolai airport on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Anja Radano mushes into the Nikolai checkpoint on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Cody Strathe puts new runners on his sled at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Scott Janssen gives his dogs straw at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Volunteer Erica Goad leads Andy Pohl’s team to their rest spot at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Goad works at the Denali National Park kennels. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Andy Pohl mushes into the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Jim Lanier walks to the Nikolai school on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Dogs in Cody Strathe’s team rest at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Michi Konno puts booties on his dogs before leaving the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Jeff King cleans his cooker at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Kristy Berington walks past her husband, fellow musher Andy Pohl, as they tend to their respective dog teams at the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Larry Daugherty prepares to leave the Nikolai checkpoint on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Anja Radano mushes into the Nikolai checkpoint on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Rob Cooke rests in the Nikolai checkpoint on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes / ADN)