Well I looked at the Idatarod standing this morning and it looks like Martin Buser has made the old gold camp of Ophir (which is a check point on the trail). Most mushers are taking the mandatory 24-hour breaks all teams are required to do somewhere along the route. At Ophir the trail turns south to Iditarod. The trail from Ophir to the ghost town of Iditarod (90 miles) and on to Shageluk (an Ingalik Indian village of about 140 people), about 65 miles from Iditarod, has snowed over again and volunteers are trying to mark the trail.
Two mushers, Nancy Yosihida and Bob Hickel, have dropped out of the race.
A 6 year old dog died on Tuesday that belonged to the team of Jeff Holt from North Pole It is under going examination to determine why.
Another Alaskan blogger who is following this closely is Josh Rogers at Idatablog