Coming into Nome, the mushers come up from the sea ice onto this hil that brings them through the parking lot of the Subway and movie theater. This is actually the best spot to catch the mushers up close. Down at the finish line, Morgan and I got trampled last year. This year, we were up close and personal, seeing Mackey come into Nome. Being first, we knew where he was from the helicopter encircling him, videotaping his arrival. I'm going to pre-order that 2007 Iditarod video.
These pictures also highlight some of the people watching. It was cold, right around zero degrees.