Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fur Rondy begins

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The Frostbite Footrace started the Fur Rendzevous festivities Saturday morning. Later that afternoon, we walked downtown through the carnival. We headed on down to the snow sculptures competition. They were putting the finishing touches on the frozen creations. We will go back later this week and take some pictures of the completed works. One artist I spoke to told me that his group had already put in about 150 hours work on the sculpture.

We came back to the apartment to warm up and watched the fireworks show from our balcony. It was a fantastic show.

Sunday morning we watched the final day of the sled dog races. These are the sprint dogs races. They run a course around the city. Look at that snow fly!!We will get more pics next weekend when the Iditarod begins here. That endurance race lasts almost 2 weeks and is over 1,000 miles long.

It snowed again today. We are now within .3 of an inch becoming the fourth snowiest winter season in Anchorage! It's snowed this much, so we're hoping to become the snowiest season ever.

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