Lonely at the Top

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Betty Byrd

While visiting Juneau, Alaska, I took a helicopter to the top of a glacier to ride an Iditarod dog sled team. Much to my surprise these dogs were gaunt, not anything as I expected. When I took this photo I teared up realizing how these dogs are trained to run and brave the cold for the longest dog sled race in the world. This was an unnerving moment for me.

Location: Juneau, Alaska


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