|When: Monday, March 4
|Duration: 7 Hours
IDITAROD – “CHASE THE RACE”
Join K2 Aviation in 2024 to “Chase the Race” up the Iditarod Trail to the 4th checkpoint at Rainy Pass Lodge. We’ll depart Talkeetna, Monday, March 4, following the Willow re-start and pick up the trail near the Skwentna checkpoint and follow it as it climbs to Finger Lake, then up the Happy River Steps to the Rainy Pass Check Point at Puntilla Lake.
You’ll be in the middle of the action as the mushers and their teams arrive at the checkpoint. Witness mushers laying down hay, feeding their dogs, and taking a bit of a breather before continuing on the trail. Few have the opportunity to enjoy this type of up close and personal view of the race!
- The best seat in the house! All passengers get a window seat and 2-way headset
- Animal viewing: dog teams and potentially moose
- Day at remote checkpoint to watch mushers and teams.
- Hot lunch, snacks, and soft drinks included
- In-depth knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
- K2 Aviation’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety
You will be on a plane for approximately 1 hour total so we recommend using the restroom before the tour. K2 restrooms are located on the side of the building near the entrance.
Remember to charge your camera batteries and ensure that you have enough video. Strap cameras and valuables to yourself before getting in and out of planes and while on the ground at the checkpoint.
It’s ok to bring a non-messy, non-smelly snack with you. If you had a great time, you are welcome to tip your pilot.
Leaving Talkeetna at approximately 10:30 am and returning to Anchorage approximately 5pm.
Departing the checkpoint at around 4:00 pm, we will head back to Talkeetna, once again enjoying from above the view of the Iditarod Trail and what has been called “The Last Great Race on Earth.”