The 2015 Iditarod dog sled race (link here) had its ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday. The race starts officially on Monday, but a little to the north of Anchorage. It is just the second time in 43 races and the first time since 2003, that officials had to do that, to find suitable trail conditions. There is simply not enough snow on the ground around Anchorage. Hey, and I learnt a new word while checking out the website : musher, the driver of a dogsled.