Karl Haffner and I were in Alaska last february to photograph bald eagles and moose. We heard the Junior Iditarod race was in Wasilla so I drove up from anchorage earlythat morning to photography the race. After hiking couple of miles through the snow I found a spot where the dogs just finished coming up a hill and hoped their tongues would be hanging out and flopping around. I laid down flat in the snow and photographed the dog sled teams coming by. Each musher may start with 7-10 dogs and runs 75 miles to Yentna Station on the Iditarod Trail. This is the first major checkpoint in the real Iditarod race.