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Iron Dog racers hit the trail during Big Lake start

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: February 18
  • Published February 18
Paul Sindorf and Stan James of Palmer hit Flat Lake during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Twenty-seven two-person teams will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Eric Watson and Andrew Zwink prepare to hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Twenty-seven two-person teams will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Jon Brant and Arron Adams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Twenty-seven two-person teams will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Ryan Sottosanti and Micah Huss hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Four-time Iron Dog champion Todd Palin at the Iron Dog start on Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Ashley Wood prepares to hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Ryan Sottosanti prepares to hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Two-time Iron Dog champion Todd Minnick hits the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Twenty-seven two-person teams will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Three-time Iron Dog champion Nick Olstad hits the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Twenty-seven two-person teams will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Iron Dog champion Scott Faeo hits the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Twenty-seven two-person teams will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)
Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18, 2018. Racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and a Fairbanks finish on Saturday. (Bill Roth/ ADN)

Twenty-seven two-person teams hit the trail during the Iron Dog start at Big Lake on Sunday, Feb 18. Snowmachine racers will travel over 2,000 miles of wilderness from Big Lake to Nome and then on to Fairbanks to finish on Saturday.

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