Saturday, March 9, 2013

2013 Iditarod Trail Invitational

Completed the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational. Second time around. A little warmer this year with temps only getting down to -35F and much better trail conditions. Road most of the way from Puntilla to Rainy Pass and crossed the Alaska Range under the cold moonlight with a thrilling night ride down the infamous Dalzell Gorge.

What a trip. The ultimate mix of exhaustion and exhilaration. Impossible to describe. Finished in 5 days, 20 hours. So happy to reach McGrath again, but then instantly sad it was over.

Rohn, AK

Aaron Fanetti on the Iditarod Trail headed to Nikolai

Aaron Fanetti at the finish of ITI 2013

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