The Great Race is almost here. The Iditarod will start on Saturday, March 3. The mushers and their dogs will start in Anchorage, Alaska and travel 1131 miles to Nome, Alaska. The race will take anywhere from 10 to 17 days. The conditions are harsh: jagged mountain ranges, temperatures far below zero, blasting winds, desolate tundra, and utter darkness. It is the true race of man and animal against the wild nature. There are two mushers from the state of Washington: Perry Solmonson from Plain, WA and Scott White from Snohomish, WA. Good luck to all of the mushers and their faithful and hardworking dog teams!