Saturday, 8:00 AM. 0 degrees F, wind W, calm. The barometer stands at 30.21 in., the humidity is 81%. It is a fruit cocktail dawn, an orange sun rising in a peach sky in the east, the rest blue and cloudless. The ferry will probably quit running today, to be replaced by the wind sleds until the ice road is safe, which will be a while.
This is dog sled race weekend, and conditions should be ideal, with plenty of snow, a fast track and ideal temperatures for the dogs. We will go out to watch for a while later on Star Route and Butternut Road, about ten miles west of town.