All teams have reached checkpoint one in Willow safely, and will be making their way to checkpoint two at Yentna Station later this afternoon. Today's leg of the race covers 42 miles of gently rolling hills with intermittent clusters of birch woods and spruce swamps.
Live coverage of the official start begins at 2p.m. Alaska Standard Time (3p.m. Pacific) and will be broadcast online for free over at Iditarod.com!
In the mean time, I Has a Hot Dog has plenty of cyoot Iditarod pictures for you to caption over at our captioned image builder, so be sure to check it out!
See you on the trail!