Race leader Jay Cable arrived in Shaktoolik 36 minutes ago!! Way to go Jay!

Race leader Jay Cable arrived in Shaktoolik 36 minutes ago!! Way to go Jay!
Shaktoolik sits on a spit of land right along the beach of the Bering Sea. It is one of the villages threatened by coastal erosion. Once you leave Shaktoolik the trail crosses 30 miles across the sea ice which can have blinding ground blizzards if the wind is blowing. It can get bad enough you can’t see from marker to marker that Iditarod puts out there to mark the trail. This happened in 2008 to Bill and I and we ended up bivving on the sea ice in a total whiteout.Conditions for the racers and mushers look favorable however at the moment with very little wind reported.

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